Crime — 14 February 2014 — by Albert J. Ciego

Two robbers escaped empty-handed after they tried to rob a delivery truck with a gun that malfunctioned.

The incident occurred at about 11:00 Friday morning on Central American Boulevard.

Juan Francisco Alamina, 42, a driver/salesman for Bowen & Bowen, told police that while he and two assistants were making a delivery at the Southside Store on Central American Boulevard, they were approached by two men, one of whom was armed with a gun.

The armed thief pointed the gun at the head of one of the workers and demanded money. The worker reportedly remained calm, and seeing that the robber was having a problem with the gun, he ran from the gunman.

The two robbers then went towards the truck, where the driver and the other worker were, and demanded money from them. They got no money. One of the robbers punched the worker in the face, and the two robbers then escaped through an open lot beside the shop

Police carried out a search of the area, but the two thieves could not be found.

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