A saturday night attempted robbery of a santa cruz business was thwarted by a quick-acting-employee. A man with a shotgun tried to rob the business on california avenue at 8:20 p.m., but an employee was able to grab the gun away after a struggle. The would-be thief fled, while the worker sustained only minor injuries. a search of the area with the assistance of a santa cruz police k-9 unit failed to locate the man. anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact the santa cruz police department.