PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pitt Police are warning students to be alert after an attempted robbery at a bagel shop near campus.

The University of Pittsburgh Police say they, along with Pittsburgh Police, responded to Bruegger’s Bagels on the 3000 block of Forbes Avenue for a robbery just after 4:33 p.m. Monday.

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When police arrived, they say the victims reported the suspect had his hand in his pocket, possibly reaching for a firearm.

According to police, the suspect demanded the victims open the register and give him money. The victims tried to open the cash register but couldn’t.

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The suspect ran out of the store, fleeing north on Atwood Street. Police say no weapon was seen.

Police describe the alleged suspect as a black male around 40 to 50 years old. He’s shorter with a slender build.

At the time of the robbery, he had stubble on his face and was wearing a hat, a black leather jacket and khaki pants. He was wearing a blue drawstring bag and carrying a red bag.

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Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call the University of Pittsburgh Police at 412-624-2121 or the Pittsburgh Police at 412-422-6520.