Police are searching for a man who attempted to rob two stores in West Valley City, Utah, on Saturday morning. A man entered a Subway restaurant just after 9am, demanded money from the employee and indicated that he had a weapon, West Valley City Police said.
During the holdup, the employee asked the suspect to wait and walked to the back of the store. When the worker didn't return, the suspect became impatient and left.
Witnesses told officers they saw the suspect leave the area in a white car driven by another person. Police said the suspect then entered a Family Dollar store and attempted another robbery.
There, the bandit again demanded money - and again, the cashier asked the suspect to wait while they finished assisting other customers. The suspect became agitated and left the store, according to police.
While the suspect did not get any money in either holdup, police reiterated that it's safer for store employees to comply with robbery suspects.
"The employees have to follow their own set policies, but we recommend not agitating people in these situations," said Sgt. Jeff Congor of the West Valley City Police Dept.
Authorities describe the robbery suspect as an adult male with a thin build, wearing a red hooded-sweatshirt with the word "Utah" on the front.
Police are working to obtain store surveillance video and said they will release it when it's available.