Burlington, NC -- The Burlington Police Department is looking for help to identify the man who tried to rob Joe's Shopwell on Apple St. around 11:25 pm Monday.
Police said a man went into the store and left after making a small purchase. A few moments later, the clerk was told by another customer that someone wearing a mask was outside and it looked like they were about to be robbed.
The clerk locked the door and saw a man with a mask and a gun outside.
The would-be robber demanded that he unlock the door, but police the clerk didn't comply.
The clerk told officers the man who made a small purchase was the same person who tried to rob the store.
If you have any information call CrimeStoppers at (336) 229-7100.