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Attempted robbery at Lacoste, suspect on the loose

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - San Diego police are searching for a man who tried to rob a store at Fashion Valley Mall Sunday afternoon.

Investigators say the would-be thief walked into the Lacoste store around 2:00 p.m., simulated a weapon inside his jacket and demanded cash. The clerk refused to give it to him, prompting the man to come around the counter and start choking the clerk.

The victim fought back while another employee called 911. The suspect ran out of the store and was last seen heading toward the trolley.

He is described as a black man in his 30's standing at about 5 feet 8 inches tall with a thin build.

He was wearing a black surgical mask, a dark hat and dark clothing.

Anyone with information is asked to call the San Diego Police Department.

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