A man was arrested for trying to rob a gas station customer early Sunday morning.
Police said 26-year-old Austin Spears of New Haven approached the customer at the Valero Gas Station on Main Street around 2 a.m.
The customer had been pumping fuel outside of the business at the time.
Police said Spears showed a knife and demanded money.
The customer, however, called to an employee who then called police.
That caused Spears to flee without getting anything.
Police said a K9 unit was dispatched to the area. It, along with help from neighbors, found Spears in the backyard of a home on Kelsey Avenue.
Spears was charged with criminal attempt/conspiracy to commit robbery.
He was held on bond.
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