Attempted Robbery at Duane Reade

photo(107)Roni Jacobson

A man attempted to rob the Duane Reade at Broadway and West Houston Street on Tuesday, the police said.

Around 11 p.m., the man entered the store and handed the cashier a note demanding the money in the register, a police spokesperson said.  The would-be robber was unarmed but “simulated” carrying a weapon. The cashier was unconvinced, however, and refused to hand over the money. “They didn’t get anything,” the spokesperson said.

The alleged robber then fled on foot. The police are currently looking for suspects.