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Attempted robbery reported at "The Pig"
Lawrence Police are looking for leads in an attempted armed robbery reported early this morning at a downtown coffee shop and bar, The Bourgeois Pig, at Ninth and Massachusetts streets.According to a report, a 29-year-old employee told police he was cleaning up about 2:40 a.m. when he heard someone try to turn the back door handle. He looked and saw at the door a man who was wearing a bandana over his face, a dark hooded sweatshirt and dark pants. When the employee approached the door, he told police, the man tried to turn the door handle again and then tapped on the glass of the door with a handgun. The man said he moved away from the door and called police.Officers searched the area but didn't find the suspect. Police ask anyone with information to call the TIPS hotline at 843-TIPS.-contributed by [Eric Weslander.] : http:www2.ljworld.com/staff/eric_weslander