Attempted armed robbery suspect wanted in West Warwick

WEST WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) – The West Warwick Police Department is trying to track down a suspect.

The man in the surveillance photo is accused of trying to hold up the A Plus Sunoco gas station on Legris Avenue June 16 at 3:15 a.m.

Police say the suspect walked into the store with a knife and ordered the clerk to open the register and give him the money.

When the clerk refused, the suspect chased him around the store threatening him with the knife.

The suspect took off on foot on New London Avenue.

He’s described as white, in his late 20s or 30s, between 5’8″ and 5’11” tall, with a stocky build.

At the time of the attempted robbery, the suspect was wearing a dark blue or black hooded sweatshirt with ripped blue jeans and black shoes or boots. He wore a white rag or bandana over his face.

Please call police at 401-821-4323 with any information on his identity.

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