SARASOTA -- An armed robbery attempt at 10 p.m. Thursday at China 1 Restaurant, 6575 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, was foiled when all the employees ran out the back door, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office.
A 6-foot-2 white male wearing pantyhose over his face and a bluish green T-shirt, unknown pants came in the business armed with a black handgun and demanding the money in the cash register, according to the report.
The employees fled out the back door of the business and the suspect briefly chased them but then drove away in a green sedan parked behind the business, according to the report.
Deputies were unable to locate the suspect.
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