(STMW) — A man who tried to rob a pizza delivery driver with a fake gun early Tuesday in north suburban Evanston was foiled when the weapon cracked as he pulled it out.

About 12:10 a.m., a 58-year-old delivery driver was delivering a pizza in the 1800 block of Grey Avenue, according to Evanston police. A man approached and demanded the pizza and the money.

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As the suspect began to pull out what appeared to be a handgun, a plastic piece broke off, revealing the weapon was fake, police said. The man ran away down an alley east of Grey.

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The plastic piece was recovered by officers, police said. The suspect was described as black man in his early 20s, 6-feet and 200 pounds, wearing a white sweater and blue jeans.

Anyone with information should contact the Evanston Police Department at (847) 866-5000 or Text-A-Tip at CRIMES and enter EPDTIP

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