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BURBANK, Ill. — Burbank Police are investigating an attempted armed robbery that occurred Monday evening at E & J Deli and Liquor, 6556 W 79th Street.
According to police, a man armed with a black semi-automatic handgun and wearing a white hockey mask entered the store around 6 p.m. and approached two female clerks. The man allegedly racked the slide on his pistol and said, “Give me the money.”
Division Chief Mike Dudlo, of the Burbank Police Department, said the clerks never saw the gun due to the height of the counter but fled out the back door after hearing the gun being racked. The man then left through the front door and was last seen walking westbound on 79th Street.
No one was injured and the suspect did not get any money, Dudlo said.
The man was described as a black male wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, and brown work boots.
Police searched the area and surrounding neighborhood, but the suspect remains at large.
Anyone with information about this incident should contact the Burbank Police Department at (708) 924-7300.