POINT MARION (KDKA) — A man is in police custody following an attempted robbery at a Family Dollar store in Fayette County.
The incident happened at the store on Penn Street in Point Marion just before 10 p.m. Wednesday.READ MORE: Charges Pending Against Brownsville Student Accused Of Reporting Gun In Prank Call
According to State Police, Point Marion residents helped police identify the suspect, 21-year-old Travis Shuppe of Dilliner. He was arrested shortly after the robbery attempt.
Police say Shuppe demanded all the money from the store’s cash registers and safe.READ MORE: Pittsburgh-Area Shelters Expect Increased Need As Temperature Drops
No weapon was seen, but authorities say Shuppe had his hand in his coat pocket as though he had a gun.
Shuppe ran from the store when a customer came in. He didn’t get away with any money.
Police say there was also a warrant for Shuppe’s arrest that had been issued by the Washington County Court of Common Pleas.MORE NEWS: Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh To Adopt New Vaccine Requirement For Kids
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