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Police: Language barrier foiled robbery

Nov. 6, 2012 at 3:32 PM

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Authorities in Florida credited a language barrier with foiling a trio of armed robbers who targeted a Chinese restaurant.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office said the three masked men entered the New China eatery in Orlando a little after 9 p.m. Monday and demanded three employees hand over the money from the cash register, the Orlando Sentinel reported Tuesday.

However, the employees apparently had trouble understanding the robbers. Two of the masked men pounded on the register in an attempt to open it, accidentally firing a gun in the process.

Police said the attempted robbers left without any cash and hopped a retaining wall into Woodridge Apartments. A police dog led officers to a car and three men were detained, but not officially arrested.

No injuries were reported.

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