Teen Tries to Rob New London Store at Gunpoint: Police

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    Authorities are investigating after a teen tried to rob a New London convenience store at gunpoint Wednesday morning, police said.

    According to police, the suspect, who is described as being 15-18 years old, walked into the Quik Mart at 61 Walden Avenue just after 9 a.m. Wednesday, displayed a “palm-sized” semi-automatic handgun and demanded money.

    The clerk activated the store’s panic alarm and the suspect ran out, met another juvenile outside the store and fled on foot, police said.

    Officers searched the area but did not find either person.

    The would-be robber is described as a black male between 15 and 18 years old, standing 5 feet 9 inches tall with a slim build. Police said he was wearing a black knit hat, a black mask covering his nose and lower face and a black jacket.

    The accomplice is described as a black male between 12 and 13 years old standing 4 feet 5 inches tall and wearing a red knit hat.

    No one was injured in the incident.