Would-be robber left scene, said he was hungry

Police are looking for help finding a man they say tried to rob a local gas station store in January, but left the scene after telling a clerk he was hungry.

Police say the crime took place on Jan. 31 at approximately 3:45 a.m. A man entered Mobil on the Run Gas Station, 1354 Boston Post Rd., in an attempted robbery. He told the clerk, “Give me all your money, or I’ll shoot you,” and had his right hand in his pocket as if he was holding a weapon, police said.

The clerk refused to give him money and locked the man in the store, at which time the man told the clerk he was hungry and wanted something to eat. The clerk unlocked the doors and then told the man to leave.

The man left the store and walked to an adjacent parking lot, where he left the area in a small light grey sedan, possibly a Honda, heading west on the Boston Post Road, police said.

The man was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black sweatpants. He is described as a white or Hispanic man in his 50s or 60s, approximately 5’4”.

Anyone who recognizes the individual in the photo or has additional information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Henry Chacon at (203) 783-4761.