Buffalo Grove Armed Robbery Attempt, Nothing Taken

A man with a handgun grabbed a female store clerk and demanded a pack of cigarattes Wednesday at 6:25 p.m. at the Buffalo Grove Pantry, 233 Dundee Road near Dundee and Ellen. The would be robber grabbed her arm and pulled out a handgun after she put the cigarettes on the counter. The clerk broke free from the robber’s grasp and ran to the back room where she called 9-1-1. The man, who spoke with Polish or Russian accent, left without taking anything. He was described as a white male in his late 20’s with dark hair, dark eyes and blue jeans. Police are investigating similar robberies or attempts in Palatine, Arlington Heights and Lake Zurich.