Man fails 3 times in effort to rob laundry mat

(KSN File Photo)
(KSN File Photo)

WICHITA, Kansas (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.

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