The search is on a trio of crooks who tried to rob a man while he was walking his dogs in The Heights.

This happened near Oxford and Ninth Street just before noon Tuesday.

The victim said a tan colored four-door car pulled up beside him and a man with a hankerchief over his face opened the back car door and demanded his wallet.

He said when he told him he wasn't carrying one, one of the men threatened to shoot him.

Police say the men gave up, slammed the door and drove off.