Police Seek Guilford Would-Be Armed Robber

Police are looking for a man who tried to rob Xtramart in Guilford at gunpoint early Tuesday morning.

Officers responded to the store at 1675 Boston Post Road at 1:25 a.m. to investigate a report of an attempted armed robbery. A caller told police that a man wielding a firearm came in to rob the store and then fled in a motor vehicle.

The clerk was unharmed when police arrived and officers learned that a man came into the store and displayed a black semi-automatic handgun before demanding that the clerk open a safe for him, police said. When the clerk wouldn't listen to him, he fled in the westbound direction on Boston Post Road, according to police.

The man is described as in his late 20s, about 5-foot-9 and 150 to 170 pounds, police said. He was wearing a dark hooded jacket, ski mask and a large gold ring on his left ring finger, according to police.

The car the man got away in was a gray or green Nissan Altima.

The attempted armed robbery remains under investigation. Police ask anyone with information to contact Guilford police at 203-453-8061.

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