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Spokane Police: Store Clerk, Customers Stop Attempted Armed Robbery

Photo from the scene of the attempted robbery Photo from the scene of the attempted robbery

SPOKANE, Wash. - Police are searching for a man they say tried to rob the 7-Eleven convenience store at 30th Ave. & S. Regal St. early Thursday morning. 

The attempted robbery happened just after 2 am, when police say a man entered the store and displayed what looked like a handgun. Spokane Police say the store's clerk and several customers scared the man, and he fled the scene. Police said the man did not take anything from the store. A K-9 team was called to track him, but it was unsuccessful.

Police describe the suspect as a white male in his late teens or early 20's, between 5'7" and 5'10" tall. Police say he was wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, jeans, white sneakers and a dark backpack.

Spokane Police said they have spoken with witnesses and are reviewing surveillance video from the store. Police said they have potential leads in the investigation, but they do not want to share them.

We will update this story once we have an official release from the Spokane Police Department.

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