It is a pity that all criminals are not so incompetent.
Closed-circuit cameras captured an alleged epic failure of a store robber trying to stop a convenience store in suburban Denver on Sunday.
The incident took place around 5:30 p.m., told Fox 31 TV the owner of an E-Cig of Denver location in Aurora, Colorado.
The suspect is seen in the video walking to the counter and pulling out a compressed air gun.
The incident took place around 5:30 p.m. at a Denver E-Cig in Aurora, Colorado on Sunday
A suspicious man entered the store and started taking out an object
It soon became apparent that the object was, in fact, a BB pistol. Man seems to lose control of the weapon
The weapon falls towards the woman at the cash register and out of reach of the suspect
A view from a different camera angle shows the weapon that falls behind the woman at the cash register and out of reach of the suspect
The surprised woman finally meets after the impact of being the victim of an armed robber
The suspect tries to jump on the log in an attempt to recover his weapon
But the employee lifts the gun first, forcing the suspect to go back up
The suspect is seen running away from the store on foot after realizing that he had no chance of recovering his weapon
The police are looking for the suspect, who was wearing gloves and left few evidence on the scene
But the man loses control of the weapon, which jumps on the counter and leaves behind the woman initially horrified at the cash register.
When the woman gathers and picks up the gun, the man, who tried to jump off the counter, realized he needed to run away and ran.
The thief wore gloves, although police hope there is enough evidence on the scene to allow investigators to identify their identity.
"There were no fingerprints in the store, but definitely on the firearm, you know the clip and all that got fingerprints from that," said store owner Chris Burgess.
Anyone with information about this suspect should call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.