Lacey police are searching for a suspect who allegedly tried robbing the Country Farms Convenience Store on Lacey Road Monday night with a knife.

Lacey Police patrol car (Lacey Police)

Police said when an employee refused to give the man money, he fled on foot toward Briggs Avenue North, according to the Lacey Patch.

Police described the suspect as being a white male in his ate teens to early twenties, standing about 5-foot-8, with a stocky build and dark hair. He was last seen wearing a black and gray plaid or checkered sweatshirt, gray sweatpants, and dark sneakers.

The Ocean County Sheriff's Department K9 unit and Criminalistics Investigation Unit are assisting in the investigation.

Anyone with information should contact Detective Robert Surtees of the Lacey Township Police Department at 609-693-6636 ext. 2572.