Suspects Try to Rob Armored Car Employee

A man tried to use a fake gun to hold up an armored car, police say

Police are looking for the suspects who tried to rob an armored car employee at a hardware store in San Diego's South Bay. 

Around 12:40 p.m. Friday, man with his face covered by a hooded sweatshirt walked up to the employee, who was carrying money in the parking lot of the Otay Mesa Home Depot at 950 Dennery Road. 

San Diego Police said the suspect pointed a handgun at the employee to demand money. However, his scheme was ruined when the employee saw that the gun was not real. 

The employee grabbed the suspect and started struggling with him. Soon, a second suspect came to help free the first.

They both were last seen running southbound on Dennery Road.

One suspect was described as a man between 22 and 23 years old, about 5-foot-7-inches and 160 pounds with brown hair and wearing a black, hooded sweatshirt, black shirt and black pants. 

Witnesses say the second was 18 or 19 years old, roughly the same height with thin, black hair and an unshaven face. He was also wearing dark pants and a dark shirt. 

Nothing was stolen and no one was injured, but the SDPD's robbery unit will continue investigating. 

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