Police investigate armed robbery attempt at Ferndale business

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Ferndale Police vehicle file photo (July 25, 2016). Photo: My Ferndale News

Ferndale Police and other law enforcement agencies swarmed the downtown Ferndale area this morning after midnight in response to a report of an attempted armed robbery.

Ferndale Police Lieutenant Bill Hatchett said a male, possibly Hispanic and with his face covered, walked into the Ferndale Mini Market at 2085 Main Street and showed a handgun to the clerk. The clerk did not immediately comply and, when a customer walked into the store, the suspect fled. The suspect did not leave with any property, Hatchett said.

A K-9 track was conducted, but the suspect was not located.

The suspect has not yet been identified and the case remains under investigation.

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