Whataburger employee says she was fired hours after robbery

TERRELL, TX - A North Texas fast food employee who was held up at gunpoint while on the job says she was fired the very same day.

Augenia Webb said she learned she was fired a few hours after a robber with a gun forced her to a back office to hand over cash at the Terrell Whataburger where she worked as an overnight manager.

Police said a pair of armed robbers held up the Whataburger on the south side of town at 5:08 a.m. on New Year’s Day.

Both men had handguns and were wearing jogging pants and hoodies while covering their faces with bandannas, according to police.

In a written statement, Whataburger said:

“The safety of our employees and customers is our top priority. The surveillance footage of the recent robberies at our Terrell and Forney restaurants is upsetting to watch, and we understand why our employees were shaken up by these events. We immediately offered counseling and chaplain services to employees at both locations to help them cope. We’re also working closely with police to assist them in investigating these robberies.

After conducting an internal investigation at our Terrell restaurant, we determined that our cash handling policy was not followed correctly. Our cash handling policies are important and were created to promote employee and customer safety. We made an employee decision that we deemed appropriate as a result of our investigation. We can’t provide further specifics due to employee confidentiality, but believe we have taken appropriate action.” – Whataburger of Mesquite Franchise

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