Police in Letcher County searching for suspect in attempted robbery

Police are searching for a man in Letcher County who allegedly attempted to rob a store owner Wednesday morning.

Officials say the attempted robbery happened in the Happy Hollow Road area.

Police say a man with a handgun approached the store owner while he was walking to his car to go to work.

The gunman tried to take a computer bag out of the owners hands, but ran off empty handed.

Police say they are searching for a man around 5'7" who weighs about 140 pounds. His getaway car is said to be a tan Toyota Corolla with a "Friends of Coal" license plate.

If you have any information you are asked to call state police post in Hazard at 606-435-6069.

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