Lufkin Police say sight of phone scares off robber

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Lufkin Police say a convenience store clerk's attempt at calling 911 scared off a potential robber Thursday night.

According to the police report, a man came into the Polk's gas station around 11:15 p.m. Thursday and demanded money. But the suspect fled when the clerk ran for the telephone.

No weapon was displayed.