FAIRFIELD — Law enforcement officers are hunting for a man who tried to rob a Cumberland Farms store in Fairfield early Friday but got away with only a pack of cigarettes.

Police released surveillance images of the would-be robber of the convenience store at 205 Main St.

He gestured to a clerk that he had a weapon and demanded money from the cash register at 1:54 a.m., police said.

He fled, though, when he was interrupted by a customer, and made away with just a pack of cigarettes, said police Sgt. Paul St. Amand.

The female clerk was the only other person in the store when the attempted robbery began, and she was not injured. The customer was not aware a robbery was occurring when he entered the store, according to police.

St. Amand described the would-be robber as possibly Hispanic, about 6 feet tall, with a goatee. Police were still searching for him Friday night.

Contrary to reports that he escaped in a blue pickup truck driven by another man, St. Amand said that police believe he left on foot.

Oakland and Waterville police, as well as the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office and a dog tracking unit from the Maine State Police, responded.

Fairfield police asked that anyone with information call them at 453-9322.