(KMOV) - Belleville police are investigating an attempted armed robbery at the Quick Shop at 1258 Lebanon Ave.
On Wednesday night, police say a man walked into the store, displayed a pistol and demanded cash from the clerk who was closing the store.
The clerk told the suspect the money was locked up. At this point she was able to dial 911 which prompted the suspect to run from the store.
Police describe the suspect as black male, 20-25 years of age, 5'5'' and 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing black clothing with a blue and white bandana covering his face.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Belleville police department at 234-1212 or Crime Stoppers at 1-866-371-8477.