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Brandon restaurant employees send would-be robber away empty-handed

BRANDON — A man armed with a shotgun left a Steak N Shake empty handed after employees in the restaurant refused to cooperate with the would-be robber's demands, deputies said.

Around 4 a.m. Thursday a man between 18 and 21 years old entered the 1402 Brandon Boulevard W restaurant and demanded money.

After employees refused to comply, he ran out the back door of the restaurant, deputies said.

Now, law enforcement officials are searching for the man, who they described as black, 5-feet 5-inches tall, 170 pounds, of medium build, with brown eyes.

At the time of the attempted robbery he was wearing a black ski mask, black sweatshirt, one white glove, one black glove, blue jeans and white tennis shoes, deputies said.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office has asked anyone with information to contact them at 813-247-8200, or call the anonymous Tip line at 800-873-8477.

Brandon restaurant employees send would-be robber away empty-handed 09/02/11 [Last modified: Friday, September 2, 2011 2:30pm]
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