Pennsylvania State Police say they're looking for a man who tried unsuccessfully to hold up a Susquehanna gas station and convenience store armed with a tire iron.

Authorities say the white man entered the Hinds Ho-Mart Gulf gas station and store on East Main Street in Susquehanna at around 10 p.m. August 9 and walked around the counter with a tire iron, demanding the clerk give him money.

surveillance photo provided by Pa. State Police
surveillance photo provided by Pa. State Police

Troopers say the clerk grabbed the tire iron and sprayed the suspect in the face with mace.

The would-be robber ran off empty-handed.

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The suspect is described as standing 5'4"-5'8" tall. He appears to be middle age and had brown hair. He was wearing a blue surgical mask a "high-viz" florescent yellow t-shirt with the sleeves rolled up and shorts.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Pennsylvania State Police at (570) 465-3154.

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