STAPLES -- A man armed with a handgun robbed a Staples convenience store Tuesday night and the Staples Police Department is requesting the public's help in finding the suspect.
Staples Police Chief Kyle Huber said today that the Staples Self-Serv convenience store, located at Fourth Street and Warner Road, was robbed about 8:28 p.m. Tuesday night.
Police said they have a "vague" description of the armed suspect. He is described as being about 6 feet tall and was wearing a brownish baseball style cap with no writing on it and some type of greenish bandana or mask covering part of his face. He had possibly blond hair and was wearing a heavy flannel-type shirt but the color is unknown.
The man, according to Huber, displayed a handgun and demanded money and a carton of Newport hard pack cigarettes, which he received. The amount of cash received is unknown, police said. There was a witness outside the store who saw the man run to the west of the store but no description of any type of vehicle is known, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Staples Police Department at (800) 794-5733. A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the armed robber.
The Staples Self-Serv manager declined to comment about the armed robbery today.
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