An attempted armed robbery occurred early today in Schuylkill County.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said the incident occurred at the Pilot Truck Stop, located at 482 Suedburg Road (SR443), in Pine Grove Township.

Troopers said three individuals entered the truck stop and forced a clerk to the ground. While one of the suspects held a gun to the head of the clerk the other two attempted to access a safe and cash register but were unsuccessful.

The three then left on foot headed towards Interstate 81. The three were wearing dark clothing including hoodies, masks and gloves.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at (570) 739-1330.