The public is being asked for help as police look for a man who they say started to rob a downtown bakery late last month but gave it up when a customer came into the store.
The man went into the Cupcake Shoppe Bakery at 104 Glenwood Ave. a little before 5 p.m. on July 28, police said. They said he out one hand inside his red shirt, implying he had a gun but not showing any, and told an employee it was a robbery.
The customer apparently startled the would-be robber, however, and he took off on foot, according to detectives.
Security video showed the suspect wearing the red shirt, blue denim shorts and low-top sneakers. He was about 6 feet tall, police said, bald and black.
Anyone with information that might help detectives investigating the incident is asked to call Raleigh CrimeStoppers at 919-834-HELP (4357) or visit raleighcrimestoppers.org for text and email reporting options.
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