STAMFORD - Stamford police are searching for a suspect they say tried to rob a popular night spot.

Investigators say the man was hiding out in the basement at the Black Bear Saloon trying to steal money while workers were closing for the night. They say a manager and bartender found the would-be thief and got into a physical altercation before the suspect took off. 

According to authorities, the man didn't get away with anything from the saloon.

Stamford police are urging anyone with information about the incident to call 203-354-INFO.