UNIONTOWN (KDKA) — State police say they have arrested a Uniontown man in connection with an attempted armed robbery at a Walmart in Fayette County overnight.
The incident happened just after 2 a.m. at the store on Walmart Drive in South Union Township.
According to state police, the suspect pointed a weapon at the clerk and demanded money.
However, authorities say the man left after the clerk told him she was not able to open the drawer unless a purchase was made.
The suspect, identified by police as Orlando Coleman Jr. of Uniontown, was arrested about a half mile from the store while walking along Route 40 with his girlfriend.
State police say they also recovered an Airsoft BB-type weapon.
Coleman is facing charges of simple assault and criminal attempt to commit armed robbery.