Gunman tried to rob Dollar General in Newport

State police in Perry County are looking for the gunman who tried to rob a Newport thrift store Wednesday night.

The robber had a handgun when he demanded money from the Dollar General at 205 Fickes Lane, but he fled the store when he failed to get any cash from the register, police said.

The robbery occurred at around 8:50 p.m.

The gunman was described as a 20- to 30-year-old white male with a thin build, about 5'8″ to 5'11″ tall, and wearing black shoes, dirty blue jeans, a blue hoodie and a mask, police said.

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