Wheeling Police are investigating an attempted armed robbery that happened on Thursday just after 8:00 p.m.
Officers responded to the Marathon Gas Station at 831 National Road, but the suspect had already left the scene.
He is described as a tall male wearing a ski mask and gloves. The suspect made threats to shoot the clerk, but he did not show a gun while he was in the gas station.
He ran away from the scene and was last seen running east through the parking lot.
The incident is being investigated by the Wheeling Police Department. Anyone with information can call the anonymous Lauttamus Security Crime Fighters tip line at 1-800-223-0312. All calls are kept confidential.