PAWTUCKET — An armed man wearing a ski mask tried to rob a clerk at the Silver Mart Convenience Store at 170 Cottage St. on Friday evening, police said.
According to Major Arthur Martins, the suspect -- a white, blue-eyed male -- came into the store just before 5 p.m. He pointed a gun at the clerk and demanded money from the cash register. The clerk told the robber that he didn't have any money, and then a customer happened to come into the store, at which point the suspect turned and fled without obtaining any cash, Martins said.
The suspect was wearing a black jacket with a hooded sweatshirt, black knit gloves and black boots. He reportedly had carried an older model gun in a white plastic bag.
Anyone with information is asked to call Pawtucket Police at 727-9100, ext. 737.