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3 men in Halloween masks rob west Valley businesses

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Surveillance stills of three men responsible for business robberies in the west Valley on Sept. 7, 2016. (Source: LVMPD) Surveillance stills of three men responsible for business robberies in the west Valley on Sept. 7, 2016. (Source: LVMPD)
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Three robbers wearing Halloween masks hit four businesses on the west side of the Valley early Wednesday morning.

It's made neighboring business owners contemplate what they would do if they were in the same situation.

“I don't know what to do. Some people say I should have some gas or something, or a gun, but on the other hand I don't want to be in that position,” said Gabriella Huerta, who owns a business in the area. 

Huerta owns a consignment shop right across the parking lot from U.S. Gas, one of the businesses struck. 

“You know, I'm a little scared because my customers and my store are in a little risk,” Huerta said. 

When she heard men in Halloween masks pulled a gun and demanded money from her neighboring business, it brought back memories.

“Two months ago I had an attempt of burglary at my own store. They broke the window at my store,” Huerta recalled.

The circumstances here were a little different. Early Wednesday morning, men wearing Halloween masks robbed four businesses at gunpoint in the west Valley. U.S. Gas, Arco ampm gas station, Terrible Herbst convenience store and Cicily's Pizza were hit. 

“It's close, it's very close,” said Pam Bartlett, who manages a nearby salon. 

Bartlett works right down the strip mall from Cicily's Pizza.

“I’m shocked. I'm a little worried that it seems to be happening in this area. It seems to be moving up more and more,” Bartlett said.

She said the businesses there are like a family.

“I think we all try to take care and watch out for each other, because we've all been here for a long time,” Bartlett said.

And now, she'll be on guard.

“We'll be more aware. We'll take precautions, definitely,” Bartlett said.

Police said only some cash and a pack of cigarettes were taken. No one was hurt and they are actively looking for the men in the masks.

Police said one man was described as Hispanic, 20 years old, 5'5" tall and 150 pounds. He was wearing a green skull mask and was armed with a semi-automatic handgun. 

The second man was described as white, 20 years old, 5'7" tall and 170 pounds with brown hair. He was wearing a blue bandana mask and black T-shirt. He was armed with a black semi-automatic handgun. 

The third man was described as black, 20 years old, 6'3" tall and 200 pounds. He was also disguised with a blue bandana and was carrying a semi-automatic handgun. 

Anyone with information was urged to call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555. 

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