Hapless would-be robber drops his gun - and his trousers

Police in the US state of Colorado have released CCTV footage of a would-be robber who tried to rob an e-cigarette store in Aurora, but failed in comical fashion.

The video shows a man wearing a cap and sunglasses entering the store, walking up to the cashier and pulling out his gun. However, he drops his weapon and it lands at the feet of the cashier.

After attempting - and failing - to climb over the counter to retrieve his gun, the man exits the store. Footage shows him running out of the store and frantically pulling his trousers up as they fall to his knees.

Local police are now trying to identify the robber.

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