READING, Pa. -

Police are searching for a man who tried to rob a Little Caesars pizza shop in Reading at gunpoint.

The attempted holdup happened around 10 p.m. Wednesday in the 1900 block of Kutztown Road, near Rockland Street

The clerk ran to the back of the store and the would-be robber, with a black rag over his face and a gun in his hand, left empty-handed, police said.