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Police searching for failed burglar

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Police are searching for a wanna-be robber who failed to break into the 76 convenience store at Northeast Sandy and 131st in Portland but left behind hundreds of dollars in damage.

Surveillance tape shows a man in a dark, hooded jacket or sweatshirt get out of a dark jeep and approach the store early Sunday morning.

The man pulls a large trash can out of his car before throwing an object at the front door to shatter the glass. When the door remains intact, the man runs back into his car and drives away.

"(He) breaks the door and even though (he) didn't get anything there is still cost to me... $500," said store manager Lance Ngo.

The cost of fixing the broken door is more than the convenience store brings in each day.

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