A pair of ski-masked bandits dressed in black bolted empty-handed from a Dollar General in east Macon Thursday night when a clerk didnt open a cash register for them.
Bibb County sheriffs deputies said that shortly before 9 p.m., the loud, quick-talking duo ordered a cashier at the Shurling Drive store to open her money drawer.
It wasnt clear from an incident report whether the clerk stalled or couldnt open the register, but the would-be robbers panicked.
A deputy said the stickup man with the gun was the first to run. The deputy said the gunman, in his rush to leave, slammed into a locked door before slipping out an open one.
The other bandit took off behind him, darting into the night between New Clinton and Millerfield roads.
One of the men had a mustache, but the incident report offered no fuller description of the culprits.