Police searching for suspect in attempted robbery of east Las Vegas store

Las Vegas police are searching for a man who tried to rob a convenience store while dressed as a security guard.

The robbery was reported about 8 p.m. Wednesday at a store on the 4000 block of East Tropicana Avenue, according to a Metropolitan Police Department release.

Police said the man entered the store with a gun and demanded money from the safe, but fled empty-handed when he found out employees couldn’t open it.

The man is about 20 to 25 years old, 5-foot-9 with a medium build, and wore a blue security guard shirt and a black baseball cap with the word “security” on it during the robbery.

Anyone with information on the robbery attempt can contact Metro’s robbery section at 702-828-3591, or Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 to remain anonymous.

Contact Max Michor at mmichor@reviewjournal.com. Follow @MaxMichor on Twitter.

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