Two men attempted but failed to rob the Steuart Petroleum service station, in the 7300 block Washington Blvd. in Elkridge, on Saturday, county police said.
The would-be robbers, one armed with a revolver, forced the night attendant to lie down on the floor in the rear of the building at 11:10 p.m., when he was closing the station, said Sgt. Robert Adams.
Before the assailants could remove cash from the register, the store's burglar alarm sounded and the two men fled.