Published: Aug 08, 2014 12:58 PM EDT

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - Some alert restaurant employees foiled a would-be robber when they simply ran out the back door after he demanded money.
    
Police say the man walked into the China 1 restaurant in Sarasota early Friday and flashed a handgun. Instead of handing over cash, the employees turned and ran.
    
The Sarasota Herald-Tribune (http://bit.ly/1vkwLdx ) reports the man chased after the workers but soon gave up chase. He jumped into a green sedan parked behind the restaurant and drove away.
    
Sarasota Sheriff's deputies responded but didn't find the suspect.
    
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 941-366-8477.
    
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Information from: Sarasota (Fla.) Herald-Tribune, http://www.heraldtribune.com

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