2008-06-05 / Other News

Two Would-Be Thieves Start Robbery - But Change Their Minds

Police from the 69th Precinct reported that two armed men tried to hold up the La Tranquilite & L'Impressioniste Restaurant at 9117 Avenue L at gunpoint just before closing time on Saturday, May 31 and then abruptly decided not to complete the job.

The owner of the restaurant told police he had been cleaning up and preparing to close shortly before midnight when two men walked in the front door. The owner was telling them he was closed when one of the men pulled a handgun from under his shirt and demanded the owner hand over all his money.

The owner protested and the would-be robbers left the store without saying anything and without taking any property, according to police sources.

As soon as they left, the owner called police. Both men are described as being between 20 and 25 years old. One is about five-feet, eight inches tall and the other about five-feet, six-inches. Both are black.

Anyone with information is asked to call the 69th Precinct Detective Squad at (718) 257-6215. All calls will be confidential. Charles Rogers

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