GADSDEN, AL (WBRC)- A man who tried to rob a pizza place in Gadsden fled the scene empty-handed after his attempts failed, according to police.
Employees of the Little Caesar's Pizza on West Meighan Blvd. reported to police that an armed man tried to rob the restaurant on Friday, May 17 around 8:45 p.m. Witnesses described the suspect as a 6'1", 140 pound black man between the ages of 24 and 34 years old. They said he wore a gray hoodie and was armed with a handgun.
Witnesses told police the man entered the pizza place, racked the slide back on his handgun, twice, and then announced, "This is a hold up," Captain Bobby Jackson said.
The man then told everyone to get on the ground, but when no one obeyed his instructions, the suspect tried to open up the register himself. When he couldn't open the register, he left the business without any money and without injuring anyone.
Police say the investigation is ongoing.