What police initially thought was an attempted robbery at Rim Liquor Wednesday night turned out to be a grab and go theft.
Around 5:45 p.m., the Payson Police Department received a call that a masked man was prowling behind Rim Liquor, at 807 S. Beeline Highway, and it looked like he was going to rob the store.
When police arrived, the masked man was gone and the store’s owners were not aware that anything suspicious was going on. After reviewing store surveillance video, detectives determined the masked thief had entered the store through a rear door, grabbed a bottle of alcohol and ran off.
Officers searched the area for the suspect, but could not locate him.
The case remains under investigation and anyone with information is asked to call (928) 474-5177.