He was unsuccessful, and he ran away.
About half an hour later, the same suspect pepper sprayed another victim outside a coffee shop in the 3800 block of Wilshire. This time, he managed to grab the laptop computer and get away.
The suspect is described as a white man with brown eyes and brown hair. He's between 20 and 25 years old, 5 feet 9 inches and weighs between 140 and 150 pounds.
At the time of the robbery he had a tattoo of a star on one of his legs and a star shaved into the right side of his head.
Anyone with any information is asked to call the LAPD at 1-877-LAPD-24-7.