Man fails 3 times in effort to rob laundry mat

Armed Robbery

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) – Three strikes and you’re out for a man who tried to rob a Wichita laundry mat.

Wichita police say the man walked into the Fabric Care Center early Sunday and gave the employee a note saying “This is a robbery.” The unimpressed employee said he had a gun, and the man left.

Police Sgt. John Ryan says the man returned a second time and told the employee that he, too, had a gun. But he left again when the employee and he argued.

About 10 minutes later, the man returned. This time, he poured himself a cup of coffee, took the robbery note from the counter and left. The employee then called 911. Other than the coffee, nothing was taken from the business.

No one has been arrested.

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