NORTH VERNON, Ind. — A gas station attendant was attacked from behind and struck in an attempted robbery in North Vernon, police said.

The attempted robbery occurred about 9:49 p.m. Thursday at the Country Mark Gas Station, located in the 500 block of West Walnut Street.

North Vernon police officers learned from an initial investigation that the station attendant was outside cleaning windows when he was approached, which turned into a physical confrontation, said Sgt. Andrew Richmond, spokesman for the department.

The attendant suffered minor injuries in the attack, Richmond said.

Anyone with information about the case is urged to contact the North Vernon Police Department at 812-346-1466 or 812-346-2345. People can also leave anonymous tips at the department’s website, nvdp.org

Read more in Saturday’s print edition of The Republic.

The North Vernon Police Department recovered a mask and flashlight believed used in an attempted robbery Thursday night at the Country Mark gas station in North Vernon. Submitted photo
The North Vernon Police Department recovered a mask and flashlight believed used in an attempted robbery Thursday night at the Country Mark gas station in North Vernon.
Submitted photo