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Robbery try outside Central Library caught on video

Central District police said a city surveillance camera recorded an attempted armed robbery outside the Central Library on Lafayette Square Friday night.

The victim, a Liddell Street man, said a robber about 6 feet, 4 inches tall, wearing a brown and black fatigue vest and a black shirt pulled what appeared to be a semiautomatic pistol and tried to rob him of his watch and jewelry. The victim was able to get away. Police said a shorter man wearing a gray jacket was nearby and witnessed the incident, which occurred about 8:20 p.m.