A man tried to rob a Big's convenience store at knifepoint in the 600 block of South Timberland Drive Monday.

The man, described as a white male, medium build, 5'9, entered the store wearing a red hat, red bandana around his face, a dark blue and gray long sleeve shirt and gray pants around 11:45 a.m. He was holding a butcher knife and told a store clerk, "give me the money in the register."

The clerk told him "no" and nearly shut the register drawer on his hand as he reached across the counter for the money.

The man then fled the store on foot, running west across East Denman Avenue.

A customer followed him, but lost him in a wooded area near Third Street and Finley. Officers searched the area but were unable to find the man.

Contributed Photo/Lufkin PD

Anyone with information on the man's identity is asked to call the Department at 936-633-0356 or Crime Stoppers at 936-639-TIPS if they wish to remain anonymous.