A knife-wielding man attempted to rob a Skowhegan market Friday night, but fled before he got any money.

According to a press release from the Skowhegan Police Department, a man pointed a knife at the clerk and demanded money at West Front Street Market at about 7:30 p.m.

The man appeared to be about six feet tall and thin, according to the release and was wearing a black neoprene mask, dark green hoodie with a sleeveless army camouflage shirt over it and camouflage pants.

Before anything he was taken, he fled the store.

Several officers from the Skowhegan Police Department, the Somerset County Sheriff’s Department, the Maine State Police and the Maine Warden Service responded.

Franklin County K-9 Officer Chris Chase assisted, with his dog, and tracked the would-be robber from 68 West Front Street to Main St, to South Factory Street before the scent was lost.

The Skowhegan Police Department asks that anyone with information call the department, through the Somerset County Communication Center at 474-6386, or call the Skowhegan Police Department anonymous tip line at 474-6915.

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