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Police: Man pretending to have gun fails at robbery

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Metro Police released this photo of a suspect in the Dec. 5, 2013, attempted robbery of a fast-food restaurant in the 2300 block of South Maryland Parkway.

A man who tried to rob a fast-food restaurant by pretending to have a gun fled after nobody would cooperate with his demands, according to Metro Police.

The attempted hold-up happened about 7:45 p.m. Dec. 5 at a restaurant in the 2300 block of South Maryland Parkway, police said.

The suspect, who simulated a handgun with his gloved hand, entered the business and ordered the customers and employees to the ground. He went to the counter and demanded money, but employees did not comply, police said.

He then turned his attention to the customers. He tried to rob a female of her purse, but she fought him off, police said.

Finally, empty-handed, he left, police said.

The suspect was described as black, 25 to 35 years old, about 5 feet 10 inches tall with a bald head. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, white T-shirt, tan pants and dark shoes.

He had a black glove on his right hand that he used to simulate a handgun, police said.

Anyone with information is urged to call Metro Police at 702-828-3591 or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or online at crimestoppersofnv.com.

Tips directly leading to an arrest or an indictment processed through Crime Stoppers may result in a cash reward.

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