Security camera footage screenshot of the armed robber.

The Waukegan Police Department is investigating an attempted armed robbery at a pharmacy Friday afternoon in Waukegan.

Police were called to the scene of Nyj Vital Rx at 2310 Grand Avenue in Waukegan at 12:40 p.m. for a report of an armed robbery. When police officers arrived the staff told them that a man with a gun entered the business and tried to rob them.

The suspect was unsuccessful and fled on foot from the business, police said.

According to preliminary police radio traffic from the incident, the suspect was described as a male black, approximately 45 years old, medium build, wearing a black hat, black scarf, and black coat. He had his lower face partially covered and displayed a black handgun during the attempted robbery. He fled westbound when he left the business.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Waukegan Police Department at 847-360-9001.