Detectives are looking for a man who attempted to rob Collette’s Mobil gas station at 1640?O’Neal Lane Thursday morning, according to an East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office news release.?

The attempted robbery occurred at 5:30 a.m., the release says.

The would-be robber entered the store with a knife and demanded money, the release says.

The store clerk refused to give the man money and the man ran away, the release says.

A white Chevrolet vehicle was seen parked near the store at the time of the attempted robbery, the release says.

The clerk followed the vehicle until it exited Interstate 12 at Millerville Road, the release says.

The would-be robber is a white man, 5 feet, 9 inches to?5 feet 10 inches?tall with a?slim build. He was?wearing a gray hoodie jacket and a dark colored ski mask with dark pants.

Anyone with information concerning this incident or the identity of the?man is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (225) 389-5000. Crime Stoppers is also offering a cash reward for anyone with information leading to the arrest of those responsible.? Contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at (225) 344-7867.