Robber attempts to hold up Sarasota restaurant, but staff flees

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SARASOTA, FL-  Sarasota County Sheriff's Deputies are looking for the man that attempted to hold up a restaurant late Thursday night.

According to a Sheriff's Office report, the suspect entered the China 1 restaurant on U.S. 41 around 10 p.m.  He then brandished a gun, and demanded money.  The employees reportedly reacted by running out the back door of the business. The suspect attempted to chase the employees but ended up getting into a green sedan parked behind the business and driving away.

Deputies were called to the scene, and searched for the suspect but he could not be found. 

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office.