11:50AM UPDATE: 

Inquiries are ongoing into the attempted robbery of the Wok Express on Middle Road in Southampton around 5:30pm Wednesday, February 20th.

Following the incident, the offender made good his escape on foot through the rear of the property heading toward Riviera Road.

Detectives are interested in speaking with potential witnesses, in particular members of the public who may have been in the Riviera Road, Southampton area around 5:30pm Wednesday and saw anything suspicious.

No detail is too insignificant as this investigation progresses and persons with any information are encouraged to contact the lead investigating officer Detective Sergeant Derricka Burns at the Somerset Criminal Investigation Unit on 234-1010.

A few minutes after 5:30pm on Wednesday a male suspect went to the front counter of the Wok Express on Middle Road in Southampton and brandished what is believed to be a fireaream and made demands of money.

There was a verbal exchange, however the man left the area without anything being taken or anyone hurt.

Police are appealing or anyone who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously in the area or anyone who may have any knowledge of this incident to contact Western CIU police on 2341010.