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WHEATFIELD – The Niagara County Sheriff Department is asking for the public’s help in solving an attempted armed robbery that occurred at 7:37 p.m. Saturday in the Kwik Fill, 3945 Niagara Falls Blvd.

The store clerk said the suspect pointed a small handgun at him and demanded money from the register. The man left without taking anything after the clerk said he was unable to open the register. Nothing was reported stolen.

Deputies followed footprints in the snow going east towards Baisch Drive. One witness told deputies she saw a four-door vehicle parked on Baisch Drive and saw a person walk across the field toward Kwik Fill.

The Niagara County Sheriff’s Department released a series of store security camera footage. The suspect has been described as male, possibly white, 5 foot 5 with a stocky build. He was wearing a red hoody, dark winter hat, a dark bandana covering his face, black pants, dark gloves and dark boots.

Anyone with information about the robbery attempt is asked to contact the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office at 438-3328 or 438-3393.