Maine State Police are seeking the public's help in finding the man who pointed a gun at a clerk in a convenience store early Friday morning. The man fled on foot after the clerk refused to give him any money. Credit: Courtesy of Maine State Police

State police arrested a Penobscot County man in connection with an armed robbery at a Corinna convenience store on Friday that was thwarted by a clerk who refused to hand over money.

Mark Dunlop, 43, of Plymouth, was taken into custody from his home and charged with robbery early Friday afternoon, said Stephen McCausland, spokesperson for the Maine Department of Public Safety.

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The robbery was reported at the A.E. Robinson store on Newport Road at about 2:30 a.m. The clerk said that the robber pointed a gun at her and demanded money but she refused, hiding in the store office, McCausland said.

The robber ran out the door, most likely to a nearby rail trail, McCausland said. The robber was described as being about 30 years old, 6 feet tall, about 220 pounds with blue eyes and dark hair. He was wearing a black zip-up hoodie with white strings, black Carhartt winter hat, black face mask and blue latex gloves.

Dunlop is being held at the Penobscot County Jail, McCausland said.