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Employee escapes armed man trying to rob restaurant

KANNAPOLIS, NC (WBTV) -

Police in Kannapolis are searching for a gunman after a scary attempted robbery at a fast food restaurant on Tuesday.

Officers say a man with a gun tried to rob the CookOut restaurant along the 900-block of South Cannon Boulevard on Tuesday morning around 7 a.m.

Surveillance video released by police shows an employee walking to the side door of the store when he turns around and sees an armed man running at him.

"The employee first noticed the suspect running at him when the suspect yelled at him," police said.

Officers say the masked man was armed with a black pistol.

After the employee quickly ducked into the store, the armed man ran away without getting anything from the store.

He was wearing a gray shirt, dark pants, white tennis shoes and gloves. Police say he was thinned framed and had what appeared to be dread locks hanging out from under his mask.

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