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.

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