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Would-be robber demanding cash apologizes, walks away from victim

Published: Friday, Aug. 8 2014 11:28 a.m. MDT

Updated: Friday, Aug. 8 2014 11:28 a.m. MDT

A would-be robber who threatened to shoot a man if he didn't give him his cash backed off after the man showed the suspect he only had credit cards.

August Miller, Deseret News archives

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SALT LAKE CITY — A would-be robber who threatened to shoot a man if he didn't give him his cash backed off — and apologized — after the man showed the suspect he only had credit cards.

The attempted robbery occurred about 1:20 a.m. Friday in the 300 block of Pierpont Avenue, according to the Salt Lake City Police Department.

No gun was seen, police said.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 50s, with blond hair, wearing a black mechanic's type button-up shirt with a white sewn-on name tag with red lettering.

Anyone with information about the incident should contact Salt Lake police at 801-799-3000.

— Marjorie Cortez

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