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Hotel employee says she lost her job after being robbed at gunpoint

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Posted at 11:43 PM, Sep 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-12 06:33:58-04

Newport News – Brandy McCreery was the woman behind the counter the night the Quality Inn in Newport News was robbed.

According to Newport News Police, two men entered the hotel around 4:30 in the morning on September 4th. One of men can be seen on surveillance footage jumping over the counter while the other man shows a handgun. Police say the men took money from the hotel and from McCreery.

“I seriously thought that I wasn’t going to walk out of there that night,” she said.

McCreery admits to calling out of work at the hotel the day after the robbery. She says she was too shaken up to come into work immediately afterwards, but says she was ready the following day. It has now been a week since the robbery and she has still not been put back on the schedule.

“I was told by the owners to not come in that they were training a new girl,” said McCreery.

McCreery and her sister met the hotel owners Friday morning. They recorded their conversation, but because the owners didn’t know that they were being recorded we can’t show the footage.

Newschannel 3 watched the recording and in it the owners tell McCreery that they have not made a decision about whether she will ever be put back on the schedule.

However, when Newschannel 3 reached out to the owners Friday evening and they said McCreery still works for them.

The owners say she will be put back on the schedule next week and that they will be talking to McCreery about her schedule soon. As of Friday night, McCreery has not heard from the hotel owners.