Racine Police are searching for a suspect who attempted to rob a clerk at the Marathon gas station, 3024 Rapids Dr., at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday.

According to a press release by the Racine Police Department, the male suspect took an item with the intent of buying it and went to the counter. Demanding money, the man didn’t have show a weapon but told the clerk he had one. The clerk refused to give the man the cash and he fled the store.

There was no suspect description given.

Racine Police investigators are interested in any information anyone may have regarding this crime. Witnesses or citizens with additional information are encouraged to contact the Racine Police Department Investigations Unit at (262) 635-7756. Or, leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at (262) 636-9330, or by texting their tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Text message should begin with RACS.

Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.