Man cloaked in a blanket tries to rob Port Arthur gas station

The Port Arthur Police Department is investigating an attempted robbery at a gas station.

Officers responded to the Fuel Depot at 700 W. Gulfway Drive around 12:30am Sunday. The clerk told officers a black man entered the store and attempted to conceal his identity with a blanket. The suspected robber pulled out a handgun. The clerk said he locked himself in the cashier's booth and hide. The suspect tried to take the cash register but was not successful. He fled without getting any cash.

Police officers recovered evidence at the scene.


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