Police make arrest in attempted robbery

By: Newsroom

A man is in custody thanks to some quick police work Thursday afternoon. A call came in just after 4 when police say a man attempted to rob the House of Flowers at 27th and Randolph. Police say the man demanded cash, but left empty handed.

There were two people in the store at the time. and they described him as a Middle Eastern man around 5-foot-6, wearing a red hat, tan shirt and plaid shorts.

Minutes after the call came in police say an officer en route to the scene saw someone that matched that description. That person is now in custody.