Clerk scares off gas station robber with gun: video

Authorities looking for a suspect who attempted to rob a gas station in Newport, Mich. earlier this week. 

The suspect came into the BP Gas Station around 10:40 p.m. on December 18, 2017, wearing a green bandana over his face. Surveillance video shows he had a large knife in one hand, and that he placed a paper bag on the counter and asked for the money. 

The cashier got up as if he was going to get the money -- but then pulled out a gun from under the counter and pointed it at the suspect. 

The suspect is seen on camera running away. 

Police have released the surveillance video in hopes of learning the identity of the suspect. You can watch in the video player above. 

The suspect is described as a white man with brown hair, approximately 5'5"-5'7" tall, wearing a flannel jacket, gray hooded sweatshirt, blue or teal shoes, and a green bandana over his face. The suspect vehicle is described as a light-colored (possibly gray or tan) older mid-sized car.

Anyone who can provide additional information regarding this case is requested to contact the Michigan State Police Monroe Post at (734)242-3500.