Attempted robbery foiled by Dollar General store staff in Blakeslee

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Published: Oct 30 2012 09:53:22 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 31 2012 06:02:24 AM EDT
Dollar General suspect
BLAKESLEE, Pa. -

Police are searching for a man who unsuccessfully attempted to rob a Blakeslee store during Hurricane Sandy.

According to the Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department, the attempted robbery occurred at the Dollar General Store in the Blakeslee Shopping Plaza at 7:45 p.m. Monday.

The suspect, a white male, balding with some facial hair, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, entered the store and subsequently attempted to remove money from the cash register. The robbery attempt was foiled by employees, police said.

Anyone with information regarding this attempted robbery is asked to contact the Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department at 570-895-2400.