Police: Patrons help foil Pa. restaurant robbery

INDIANA, Pa. (AP) — Police say a robbery attempt at a western Pennsylvania restaurant was foiled when some patrons jumped in to help subdue two suspects.

State police in Indiana County say two men entered King Buffet in White Township just outside the borough of Indiana shortly before 3 p.m. Saturday.

Police allege that one placed a hand-written note on the counter demanding money, and when the 17-year-old employee hesitated he lifted his shirt to reveal what the employee believed was a gun.

Police say the worker handed over money from the cash register, but as the two tried to leave, they were tackled by patrons as well as the restaurant owners.

The two were taken to the police barracks and then to county jail, where they are facing robbery and theft charges.

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