PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — The Prince William County Police Department is searching for a suspect who reportedly attempted to rob a Shell gas station in the Woodbridge area with a knife.

At around 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5, officers responded to the Shell gas station located at 2600 Prince William Pkwy for a report of a robbery.

Following an investigation, police determined that a man entered the business and approached the service counter. When the employee opened the access door to the service counter, the suspect followed the employee and displayed a knife, according to police.

The employee was unable to open the register, prompting the suspect to leave the gas station and drive away in a black BMW sedan. Police said there was no property reported missing.

The suspect is described as a Black male, approximately 5-foot 11-inches tall with a skinny build. Police said he was last seen wearing a white hooded sweatshirt, gray sweatpants, a blue head covering and a white face mask.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Prince William County Police Department tipline at 703-792-7000 or submit a tip online.