- Associated Press - Friday, August 8, 2014

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - Some alert restaurant employees foiled a would-be robber when they simply ran out the back door after he demanded money.

Police say the man walked into the China 1 restaurant in Sarasota early Friday and flashed a handgun. Instead of handing over cash, the employees turned and ran.

The Sarasota Herald-Tribune (https://bit.ly/1vkwLdx ) reports the man chased after the workers but soon gave up chase. He jumped into a green sedan parked behind the restaurant and drove away.

Sarasota Sheriff’s deputies responded but didn’t find the suspect.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 941-366-8477.

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Information from: Sarasota (Fla.) Herald-Tribune, https://www.heraldtribune.com

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