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Masked man attempts to rob gas station

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KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Kennewick Police and CrimeStoppers are searching for a man who tried to rob a gas station Sunday morning.

Police say a masked man walked into the Conoco Metro Mart near the Cable Bridge demanded money. Police say he was using some sort of tool and indicated he had something in his hat.

The store clerk says it all happened very quickly. "I thought he was joking because he had that Halloween mask and I looked at him and I'm like 'you gotta be kidding me. Who are you? What do you want?' He just kept on saying, 'give me your money, give me your money,'" said Raquel Almaguer.

Almaguer says the suspect ran away when she called 911. Police say it appears to be a white man. They are hoping someone can recognize his sweatshirt. If you have any information, call CrimeStoppers at 586-TIPS or 1-800-222-TIPS.