Gardner police are seeking a suspect in an attempted armed robbery outside the Liquor Barn, 512 E. Main Street.
Police responded to the incident at the store at approximately 1 p.m. on Feb. 19.
According to a press release, a store clerk said as she was outside on a work break, she had been approached by a man who appeared to be carrying a gun. The man demanded money.
She retreated into the store and called the police. The suspect fled on foot.
The clerk described the suspect as a white male, 5-foot, 6-inches to 5-foot, 8-inches; between the ages of 20 and 35 years old. He was wearing a green pullover, blue denim jeans and tan boots. He also had distinctive acne and acne scars.
With assistance from the Spring Hill Police Department, officers used a dog to search for the suspect. The dog did pick up a scent and track to houses behind the liquor store.
“But there’s so much foot traffic through that area, that it couldn’t be substantiated,”acting police chief Jay Belcher said. The dog tracked through a path that is commonly used by neighboring residents to access the liquor store and Main Street.
“We don’t have anybody arrested yet. We’re still following up on leads that we get in reference to that case,” Belcher said.
Police are asking anyone with information to phone the Gardner Police Department. Do not approach him, as the suspect may have a weapon.
The police department can be reached at (913)856-7312.