An attempted armed robbery occurred Saturday at Hardy’s Mart on 11143 Booker T Washington Highway, Hardy.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call at approximately 8 p.m. on Saturday. The caller reported that a white male dressed in all black clothing entered the store at closing time, presented a firearm and demanded money.

The suspect then fled the scene on foot; there was no vehicle present. Franklin County deputies and investigators were in the area searching for the suspect.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office believes this is an isolated incident.

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