RALEIGH, North Carolina (WTVD) --Raleigh Police are looking for help identifying four suspects who tried to rob a restaurant in December.
It happened about 10:10 p.m. on Dec. 9, at the Great China restaurant at 7851 Alexander Promenade Place in Brier Creek.
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Police released video of the crime Tuesday. Though the camera is mounted above the register, and the angle makes it difficult to clearly see faces, the voices and movements of the suspects can be clearly heard and seen.
WATCH: Raw video of the attempted robbery
Police said that during the incident, three of the suspects remained in the front of the business while a fourth went into the kitchen area, where a struggle ensued with an employee.
Seeing the struggle in the kitchen, one of the suspects in the front of the store fired a gunshot into the kitchen.
All four suspects fled after the shot was fired.
Four employees were in the restaurant when the crime occurred.
On Wednesday, ABC11 learned that security has been stepped up in the shopping center. A neighboring Subway restaurant was targeted by thieves twice last year.
"I got scared myself, yeah," said Subway worker Md Alam. "I think it's scary. It's scary. We need to be more careful. Particularly the security of the landlord. I think the police officer, to see what he can do."
Ted Deiztzic of RJ Tobacco expressed concern not just for the store owners and workers, but for the would-be robbers themselves.
"A lot of these guys have guns," Deiztzic said. "One of these days these poor kids are going to pick the wrong place to go into, and they're going to end up on the other side."
The landlord, DDR Corp. has increased security as has Great China and several other stores in Brier Creek.
Anyone with information that might assist the investigation of the incident is asked to call Raleigh CrimeStoppers at (919) 834-HELP or visit raleighcrimestoppers.org for text and email reporting options. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that help solve cases.
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