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Batavia police hunt gunman in failed attempt to rob Family Dollar store

BATAVIA – A man with handgun attempted to rob the Family Dollar store at 577 E. Main St. shortly after 9:30 a.m. Friday, Batavia police said.

The gunman, who fled the store empty-handed, was described as possibly Hispanic, about 5-foot-2 with a black scarf around his face and wearing bluejeans.

The gunman, who demanded money from a cashier, was last seen walking east on East Main. Anyone with information is asked to call Genesee County dispatch center at 345-6350.