Failed robbery attempt

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A man with a gun ordered an employee to open a safe then left the story empty-handed when the gunman was told the silent alarm had been triggered.

The employee, who works for a business on the 4100 block of South Broadway, reportedly told officers at the scene that a Hispanic man with a black handgun in his waistband had ordered the register and the safe to be open around 1:10 p.m. Feb. 25.

According to the police report, when the would-be robber was told the silent alarm had been triggered, he ran out of the store without getting any money.

The suspect was described as about 20 years old, 6-feet, 1-inch tall and weighing about 200 pounds. He was wearing a gray hoodie and white or tan cargo pants. Officers searched the area but were not able to locate anyone with a matching description.