CORINNA, Maine — The Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department is investigating an attempted robbery Tuesday night at Robinson’s Mobil Pizza & Subs near the intersection of Route 7 and Ireland Avenue.

The incident was reported at 7:38 p.m., according to Detective Robert Jordan.

Jordan said a white male entered the store and passed a female cashier a note demanding cash. Though the note said he had a gun, none was displayed, he said.

The suspect, however, left empty-handed. Jordan said the man fled after the clerk “stood her ground” and argued with the would-be robber.

Jordan said the suspect is described as between 5 feet 9 inches and 6 feet tall and weighing between 165 and 180 pounds. He also is described as having a light complexion, a moustache and several rotten top teeth.

At the time of the incident, the suspect was wearing a dark-colored hooded sweat shirt with the hood pulled up, and a spandex type turtle neck. The fabric of the turtle neck was pulled up over the bottom portion of his face, Jordan said, adding that the suspect also was wearing royal blue athletic pants, like the type worn by bas-ketball players.

Jordan said a state police officer with a tracking dog was called to the Mobil station in an attempt to locate the suspect, who remained at large at press time Tuesday.

Anyone with information about the suspect or the attempted robbery should call the Sheriff’s Department’s detective division at 947-4585.