Police sealed off a newsagents in Sheffield following an attempted robbery.
Officers were alerted to the incident at HR News in Duke Street, Park Hill, at around 2.35pm on Thursday.
Staff reported that a man had gone into the shop with his hood up and demanded money.
They refused to hand cash over and the man left empty-handed.
Officers are trying to trace the man.
Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 563 of March 13.