According to police, a man approached the cashier at the Rite-Aid pharmacy located at 66 Church Street and demanded money.
Police say after the cashier began to comply, the store manager confronted the robber and told him to leave.
A Yale University police officer later located the suspect near George Street and detained him.
After being identified by cashiers at the Rite-Aid as the suspect, police arrested 22-year-old La-Nard Turnage.
He is facing a charge of Criminal Attempt to Commit Robbery in the 3rd Degree.
Yale Police also charged Turnage with Criminal Mischief which was unrelated to the previous charge.