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Gun fired during attempted robbery of Domino's Pizza in Hope

By Gavin Lesnick

This article was published January 24, 2014 at 12:25 p.m.

Authorities in Hope are looking for two armed men who tried to rob a Domino's Pizza, including one man who seemed to pull the trigger while pointing his weapon at an employee, authorities said.

It happened about 9:30 p.m. Thursday at the Domino's at 1002 S. Main St. in Hope.

Police say the two would-be robbers were each armed with a handgun when they ordered one of the employees against a wall.

The employee then tried to grab the gun, touching off a struggle that went through the door to the outside of the business, police said. The gun went off once during the struggle.

Outside, the robber "began yelling for the employee to let him go because he was 'hurt' and because he had been 'hit,'" Hope police Assistant Chief Kimberly Tomlin said in a statement.

"The employee released the suspect and the suspect pointed the handgun at the employee and the weapon 'clicked' several times," Tomlin said. "The suspect then ran west from the business on foot."

Tomlin said the employee believed the suspect was pulling the trigger when it clicked instead of firing. It wasn't known if the would-be robber was actually hit when the gun went off during the struggle.

The second man fled shortly after the first man left. Neither got away with any cash or property, police said.

Both men were wearing masks, black clothing and black gloves. One was about 5-foot-6 with a slender build. The other was about 6 feet tall with a stocky build.

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bestump3 says... January 24, 2014 at 2:07 p.m.

Employee was FELONY STUPID!!

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