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Police search for thwarted robber in West Chesterfield

CHESTERFIELD -- Police are searching for a man who attempted to rob the Riverside Grocery in West Chesterfield.

Police responded to the grocery store Thursday night at 9 p.m.

The man reportedly entered the store with a plastic shopping bag, police said.

“The suspect approached the store clerk, opened the plastic bag and asked for the money in the cash register. As the store clerk started to walk towards the cash register, a second store employee came out of the walk in cooler. This startled the suspect and he fled on foot towards Gulf Road,” police said in a press release Friday.

No weapons were displayed or threatened during the course of this incident, police said and no money was taken.

The Chesterfield Police Department is encouraging anyone who witnessed this incident or has information leading to the identity of the suspect to contact Lt. Duane Chickering at (603) 363-4233 ext. 62.


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