HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — Police in Hampton, N.H., say a man who attempted to rob a gas station during a power outage ran away when he learned the safe couldn’t be opened.

A wind storm had knocked out power to the Xtra Mart Mobil station on Thursday and it was closed for business.

Police said a lone clerk was confronted about 8:10 p.m. by the man, who said he had a gun.

He demanded that the clerk open the safe. But upon learning the safe couldn’t be opened due to the outage, he fled without taking any money.

Police are looking for him.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.


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