Metro detectives are working to identify the man who Thursday morning attempted to rob the Family Dollar store located at 1000 Woodland Street in east Nashville.
The robber entered the store at 10 a.m. and demanded cash at knifepoint.
The clerk refused to comply and the suspect fled on foot.
The robber is a black man who appears to be in his late teens or early 20s. He is approximately six feet tall and weighs approximately 200 pounds.
Anyone who recognizes the suspect is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.
Citizens can also send an electronic tip to Crime Stoppers by texting the word "CASH" along with their message to 274637 (CRIMES).