The suspect had what appeared to be a gun.
Police are appealing for witnesses following an attempted robbery on a shop in Bradford.
At about 5.50pm yesterday (Thursday 18 June) a male entered Old Road News in Horton Bank Top and made demands for money before producing what appeared to be a gun.
No money was handed over and the suspect ran off.
Enquiries suggest the suspect may have been part of a group seen in the area at the time.
Anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity in the area around this time, or anyone who can assist this investigation is asked to contact Bradford District CID on 101 or via the West Yorkshire Police website.
The crime reference is 13200305201.
Information can also be reported anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers.