LAKE JACKSON — A would-be armed robber ran away from a gas station after an employee told him the police were on the way, according to a news release from Lake Jackson Police Sgt. Carey Lankford.

The police department received a silent panic alarm from the business in the 900 block of Highway 332 at 11:41 p.m. Tuesday, the release states.

The employee told police a man wearing a dark hoodie and mask came into the store “brandishing a pistol” to rob the store, according to the release. The employee told the man the police were on the way, the release states.

The man ran out of the store without taking anything and no one was injured, Lankford said in the release. Police searched the area but did not find the man, according to the release.

The incident is still under investigation, Lankford said.

Maddy McCarty is a reporter for The Facts. Contact her at 979-237-0151.

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