Armed robbery fails despite fake mustache

SEATTLE -- On Sunday evening, a Beacon Hill convenience store owner watched as a man applied a fake mustache outside his store, walked inside and then proceeded to fail at robbing him at gunpoint, according to the Seattle Police Department.

The incident started around 6:30 p.m. when the owner saw the man adjusting a fake mustache while standing on the sidewalk outside his store in the 4500 block of 15th Avenue South.

The owner later told officers he was immediately suspicious of the man when he entered his store, what with the fake mustache and all.

When the owner asked the man if he needed help, the man pulled out a gun and demanded money, according to the police report for the incident.

The owner ran out of the store and yelled to the man to take it all. He then watched from outside as the man fumbled around for a bit before running off empty handed, according to the report.

The owner told officers he thinks he was targeted because money is often wired to his store from Mexico and the banks are closed on the weekends. He also said he has heard of a similar man robbing Hispanic businesses in the area.

Police were unaware of such a serial robber, but told the owner to keep them informed.