Pennsylvania State Police were able to quickly apprehend a man who allegedly attempted to rob a Codorus Township convenience store on Thursday morning when the vehicle he was driving ran out of gas.
Michael Scott Reed, 23, of Manchester, Md., walked into CS Convenience Store on Blooming Grove Road and picked up a few items before asking to use a pen to write a note on a piece of paper, police said.
Reed, who was wearing camouflage, handed the note to the female store employee. The note demanded she put money into a bag, but the employee told Reed there was not any money in the cash register, police said.
The employee yelled to the store manager to bring money out because they were being robbed, and Reed took the note and ran out of the store, police said.
The store manager called 911, police said.
Reed was seen leaving in a red Honda. Police were able to catch up to Reed a few miles away at Lineboro Road, where his vehicle ran out of gas.
The incident occurred around 7 a.m. Two employees and one customer were in the store at the time.
No money was taken, and no one was injured, police said.
As of Friday morning, Reed was in York County Prison, held on $100,000 bail. He's been charged with robbery and aggravated assault.