Crime Stoppers and the Chattanooga Police Department are searching for a person who tried to rob the Tobacco Outlet on Highway 153 at  gunpoint.

Police say the man entered the business and pointed a gun at the clerk. The clerk picked up a vacuum cleaner and ran toward the man.

The robber fled the scene.

He is described as a black male, approximately 5'10" tall. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and a black mask over his face.

Investigators are looking to the public to help identify this suspect. If you have any information call Crime Stoppers at 423-698-3333.  Your confidential call could make you eligible for a cash reward.