Sheriff's detectives are searching for the suspect in an attempted armed robbery at the Quick General Store in Amelia, LA.
The unidentified suspect was captured on video surveillance footage. The incident occurred at 9:41am on Tuesday, July 3, 2012.
The suspect, who was seen carrying a silver handgun, was wearing a Royal blue sweatshirt and a blue ski mask.
The suspect pointed the gun at the clerk, and escorted her from the rear of the store to the front where she was able to lock herself in an office.
As a result, the suspect left empty handed.
The suspect is believed to be a black male and about 5'10'' with a medium build.
Anyone with information about the suspect should contact the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office at 985-384-1622.