Riverhead Town police responded to a report of an attempted armed robbery Friday night at the Riverhead Supermarket & Deli at 945 W. Main St., according to a press release.
The suspect, a man, was allegedly wearing a rubber mask with a green and white shirt and jeans and entered the store at about 9:20 p.m., police said. The suspect displayed a black handgun and demanded money at the register. The suspect fled on foot without any money, police said.
An employee contacted Riverhead police, who responded to the scene and detectives conducted an investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 631-727-4500. All calls will remain confidential.