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Police searching for man who tried to rob Phoenix smoke shop

Posted at 9:00 AM, Dec 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-16 20:25:43-05

Police are asking for the public's assistance in identifying a man suspected of trying to rob a Phoenix smoke shop on Monday. 

According to Silent Witness, around 6 p.m., a man walked into the smoke shop near 17th Street and Indian School Road armed with a semi-automatic handgun. 

Police say the suspect demanded money from the clerks while pointing the handgun at them.

The man reportedly left the store before receiving anything from the clerks. 

If you have any information on the identity of this crime, you are asked to call 480-WITNESS, you can remain anonymous.