State police are investigating an attempted armed robbery at a Jewett City gas station early this morning.
State police responded to Chucky’s Mobil, at 7 Main St., after 3 a.m. on Tuesday after an attempted armed robbery was reported and met with the store clerk, who said one man tried to rob the store.
First the would-be robber pulled a black semi-automatic handgun, then he displayed a knife, police said, then he ran toward the Rite Aid parking lot, but police were not able to find the man.
He was described as stocky, around 5-feet-7, with blondish-brown facial hair.
He was wearing a maroon facemask with holes in it, and a blue hooded sweatshirt under a brown hooded sweatshirt. The brown hooded sweatshirt had a picture of a tree or “Timberland” emblem in the center.
Anyone with information about the attempted armed robbery or the man should call EDMC Detective Silvestri at 860-848-6566 or text TIP711 with the information to 236748. All calls and texts will be kept confidential.