North Precinct detectives are working to identify the man who last Friday morning tried to rob the Mapco at 801 Jefferson Street.
The would-be robber entered the store at 6:15 a.m. and put a lighter on the counter to purchase. When the clerk began to ring it up, he ran behind the counter and demanded cash at knifepoint. The employee called for help. When a second employee appeared, the suspect grabbed the lighter and fled on foot.
The suspect is a black man with a full beard who appears to be in his 30s. He is approximately 5’7’’ tall with a medium build.
Anyone who recognizes the suspect from the attached surveillance photo is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463 for a cash reward.