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Police: Man attempted armed robbery with axe

Published On: Nov 17 2013 05:56:49 PM CST
Updated On: Nov 17 2013 04:12:33 PM CST
WASHINGTON COUNTY, Va. -

The search is on in Washington County, Virginia for a man wanted for attempted armed robbery with an axe.

Sheriff Fred Newman says the Scotchman convenience store on Lee Highway was targeted around 4:15 Sunday morning.

We’re told a man with an ax entered the store and demanded money. The clerk working at the time refused to give any money.

The suspect left the store, breaking the windshield and a window on the clerk's car.

Police say the suspect was wearing grey sweatpants, a camouflage jacket and black ski mask.

The clerk was not injured in the incident.