A man brandishing a knife approached the counter at Tenet in Southampton Village Monday evening and demanded cash, but two employees fought him off, according to police.
Southampton Village police said the manager of the Main Street boutique called 911 at 6:25 p.m. to report the attempted robbery. Det. Sgt. Herman Lamison said the man dropped his knife in the scuffle with the male manager and a female assistant, and ran away without getting any money.
The manager told police the man — described as black, approximately 45-50 years of age, wearing a green ski jacket, dark ski pants and a black hat — fled on foot northbound. Lamison said he hopes that someone who was out on Main Street that evening can help detectives identify and locate the suspect, after police were unable to apprehended him Monday with the aid of New York State police and their K-9 unit.
Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to call the Southampton Village Police Department Detectives Division at 631-283-0083.