Three men attacked and tried to rob a pizza shop manager and two others near The Festival at Bel Air Shopping Center early Sunday morning, the Harford County Sheriff's Office said Monday.
The manager, her husband and an employee were locking up Domino's Pizza, in the 2000 block of Old Emmorton Road in the Bel Air South community, at about 2:44 a.m. when they were approached from behind by three men, Sheriff's Office spokesman Eddie Hopkins said.
One of the men approached the manager, pulled out a black handgun and demanded money, Hopkins said.
The manager said she yelled and tried to run away, but her escape was cut off by another suspect, he said.
The manager's husband said he was then struck from behind, which knocked him to the ground, Hopkins said.
The husband described the suspect as a black male wearing a dark hooded sweat shirt, olive drab pants with tan work boots and possibly a dark hat, according to the Sheriff's Office.
The third employee told investigators he was getting into his vehicle when the suspect approached the manager.
The employee said one of the suspects came after him, pulled his car door open and jumped on him, Hopkins said.
"That suspect also fled from his vehicle after the other two subjects fled down Old Emmorton Road," Hopkins said. "The suspects did not get anything in the robbery."
The suspects were last seen fleeing toward Wheel Road.
Hopkins said Tuesday morning that one of the robbers is a white male, another is a black male and the third is of unknown race. All three are believed to be between 20 and 30 years old. No further additional information on their descriptions is available.
Anyone with information on the attempted robbery is asked to call the Sheriff's Southern Precinct at 410-612-1717
Harford County has experienced a rash of armed robberies in the past 10 weeks, including four bank jobs and a post office. Robbers in those holdups got away with cash after displaying firearms, police have said. Two of the robberies occurred at the same bank in the Bel Air South area. No arrests have been made in any of those cases.
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