Lake Charles, La. - A Moss Bluff convenience store was the target of an attempted robbery on Wednesday morning.

According to a press release from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office (CPSO), at about 12:30 a.m. deputies resounded to the store located on Highway 171. After investigation detectives learned “the suspect encountered the store clerk outside the front entrance of the store and demanded she enter the store and give him money.” The clerk reportedly refused his demands and was threatened with a gun. After his demands were not met the suspect fled on foot in the direction of Joe Miller Road.

The suspect is described as a white male wearing blue jeans, a grey hoodie, and a black mask covering his face.

If you have information that could help in solving this robbery contact the Calcasieu Parish Sheriffs’ Office at 491.3605, or Crime Stoppers at 439.2222.