A man who attempted to hold up the on Mantua Pike Tuesday night was foiled when a pharmacy clerk screamed out during the attempt, said Wednesday.
The suspect, dressed in all black from head to toe, came into the store at 9:24 p.m. Tuesday night, and spent a few minutes wandering around the store before making the robbery attempt, police said.
He approached the pharmacy counter holding a white towel up to conceal his face, with his right hand in his pocket, which the pharmacy clerk took as the man threatening a weapon—though no weapon was ever shown during the robbery attempt, police said.
When the man demanded prescription painkillers, the clerk screamed out to call the police, and the suspect took off running out of the store, heading around back, toward Parkville Station Road, police said.
Police were called to the scene just before 9:30 p.m., and searched the area with a K-9 unit to no avail.
The suspect is described as a 6-foot-tall white man, between the ages of 20 and 30, with black hair, a black beard and a black mustache. He was wearing a black zip-up hooded sweatshirt, black sweatpants and black sneakers at the time of the robbery attempt.
Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to contact Investigator Richard Henry at 856-853-4599 x162.