Bumbling robbery suspect gave money back to the clerk and other suspect dropped his gun

BOULDER - Usually, robbery suspects aren't accused of giving money back -- but Boulder police are investigating a case where that happened.

Armed with a gun and dressed in a black hooded sweatshirt, one of the two suspects demanded money from the cash register of Lolita's Market at 800 Pearl St. He was described as a white man between 5-foot-9 and 5-foot-11 and he also had a bandana obscuring his face.

"The suspect gave the clerk back some of the money, telling him that it was for the clerk," Boulder Police spokesperson Laurie Ogden said in a news release.

The second bumbling suspect was not directly involved in the robbery, but is seen on surveillance video lurking near the counter and stumbling outside the market. Police say he is believed to be involved.

 A surveillance video camera posted outside the store shows a handgun fall from the pajama pants of the second suspect. He spends the next minute fumbling with the weapon and trying to put it back into his pocket before eventually walking away.

This suspect, also a white man, was wearing a yellow CU-Boulder T-shirt along with black-and-white "Beatles" pajama pants. He has short brown hair and some facial hair.

Anyone with information about this crime or the suspects is asked to contact Boulder Police Detective Kristin Weisbach at 303-441-4474. Anonymous tips can also be made through Boulder County Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477) or 800-444-3776.

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