FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. - Tracy Rawson is thankful to be alive after going through one of the most terrifying experiences of her life.
"I'm going to say this, I prayed to God," Rawson told WINK News Monday.
Rawson says she and her manager were closing up the Walgreens on Pine Ridge Road around 10:30 p.m. Sunday, when a man wearing a grey hooded sweathshirt and a bandana covering his face rushed inside. Rawson says the man demanded money in what she described as a Jamaican accent.
"At one point he told my boss he was going to kill her if the money dropped through the bag, and it did drop through the bag, but he didn't do anything. I was shaking like a leaf," Rawson said
Rawson says the man forced both employees into a walk-in cooler and then ran away, but she says he may not have been acting alone. She says a light-skinned Hispanic man with short dark hair came into the store acting susupicioulsy just an hour earlier.
"He asked me 'Who's here with you? Just you and your boss?' and that was at 9:30, so pretty sure he's an accomplice," she said.
Rawson says the man in the hooded sweatshirt never presented a gun and did not hurt anyone during the robbery.
The Lee County Sheriff's Office is investigating, and as of 6 p.m. Monday, no arrests have been made.
If you have any information that can help, call SWFL Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS.