CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are canvassing an area in north Charlotte following an early-morning attempted business robbery.

Just before 7 a.m., Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police responded to the Cookout restaurant in the 4300 block of Sunset Road in north Charlotte in reference to a business robbery.

NBC Charlotte's reporter on the scene says a male suspect attempted to enter the building, but a quick-thinking employee was able to get the door closed and locked before the suspect could gain entry.

Police say officers are in the area searching for a suspect.

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