ATLANTA, Ga. (WFLA) – An attempted robbery at an Atlanta nail salon resulted in crickets after everyone in the store ignored the thief.
The would-be robber entered the salon Monday, holding what appeared to be a bag with his other hand concealed inside it. Brandishing the bag as if it contained a weapon, the man demanded money from several people seated near the door, video posted to the City of Atlanta Police Department’s Facebook page shows.
“Everybody get down! Get down everybody! Empty out your pockets! Give me all your money!” the suspect shouted.
But no one moved, the video shows.
The suspect continued to demand money, approaching a man behind a point-of-sale machine. That man instead answered an incoming call.
The suspect, seemingly growing exasperated, then approached what appeared to be an employee who moved toward the door, snatching a phone from her hand.
He surveyed the scene for another moment before leaving on his own.
On Friday, the Atlanta Police Department re-shared a post from Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta, asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect. A representative for the APD was not immediately available Saturday to confirm whether the would-be robber had been identified or caught.