A man armed with a hatchet tried to rob a business Saturday night in San Diego’s Mission Valley West section, but after a clerk told him she couldn’t get into the cash register he smashed a window and left.
The suspect entered the Container Store at 7079 Friars Road just before 8 p.m., according to San Diego Police Department Officer Robert Heims.
After smashing the business’ front window, he fled south from the location, Heims said. The would-be bandit was described as white, in his 30s, 5 feet 10 inches tall, with a medium build, sandy blond hair and an unshaven face with a Fu Manchu-style mustache.
He was wearing a light blue T-shirt, black shorts down to his knees, gym shoes and black gloves.
— City News Service
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