An unidentified man tried to hold up a Greenport store Monday night but ran off after the owner told the man to get out, Southold Town police said.
According to a police statement, the man entered the Zeynac Village Grocer on South Street about 10:30 p.m. and demanded money from the owner. He ultimately fled west down South Street without stealing any money, police said.
Police did not provide a description of the man and could not provide further details about the attempted robbery. No arrests have yet been made.