Police were searching Tuesday for two armed men who attempted to steal from the Oriental Cafe on Greenlee Drive in Killeen around 9 p.m. Monday.

Investigators said the men pulled a gun and demanded money from the restaurant employees. But, the employees didn't budge and got into an argument with the potential thieves, who got nervous and ran away, a Killeen Police official explained.

Officers arrived quickly, but the two suspects had already vanished in an unknown direction.

Both suspects were described as black men, each roughly 5-foot-7. One wore a knit hat, black long sleeve shirt, gray pants and white shoes. He was also carrying a backpack. The second man had a bushy haircut and facial hair. He wore a black hooded shirt, black pants and black shoes.

Detectives with the KPD Criminal investigation Division's Violent Crimes Unit were assigned to the case.

Anyone who recognizes either of the suspects in the thwarted theft, should call Crime Stoppers at 254-526-8477 or submit a tip anonymously online by clicking here. Tipsters can now also download the P3 Tips app for IOS or Android and send confidential tips there. You can download the app here. If your tip leads to an arrest, you could be paid a cash reward of up to $1,000.