MESA, AZ - A man was booked for armed robbery Thursday after he tried to rob a CVS store in Mesa with a ballpoint pen, according to police.
The incident happened around 8:15 p.m. at Power and McDowell roads.
Daimarkus Maxwell, 23, walked into the store wearing a mask and brandishing a ballpoint pen held like a knife, police said.
Maxwell demanded money from the cash register, but the employee reportedly refused.
Police said Maxwell then ran out of the store.
A Mesa police officer later spotted a man matching the suspect description near a canal east of the CVS store.
When officers got to him, they found evidence linking him to the crime, police said.
Maxwell was arrested and booked for armed robbery.