A gunman tried to rob a man at a Spruill Avenue car wash Friday afternoon, but the victim took off running when he saw the gun.

The 49-year-old man had stopped at the car wash at 4337 Spruill Ave. at 1 p.m. Two young men riding a moped pulled up, and one got off and drew a handgun from his waistband, a police report said. It said the intended victim ran, and the moped rider followed. But the man ducked inside a business and hid until police arrived.