Around 11pm Wednesday, RCIPS officers said a married couple was returning home on Palm Dale Avenue in George Town. As they walked onto the porch of their home, a man appeared from their yard and asked for money, police said.
The victims said the man was wearing a Halloween mask and appeared to be holding a hand gun.
Police said the would-be robber went to search a bag when the husband struck the suspect in the head with a cup. At this point, the robber apparently decided to give up and run away, police said.
Nothing was taken and the both the husband and wife were uninjured.
The suspect was wearing a long-sleeved shirt, black denim pants, black gloves and the mask. No arrests were immediately reported.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the RCIPS Criminal Investigation Department in George Town at 949-4222, the police tip line at 949-7777 or Crime Stoppers at 800-8477.