Armed robber hits city

A masked gunman held up a clerk at Puff’s, 517 Washington Blvd., about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, city police said.

The bandit was described as black with a thin build, 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 11 inches tall, believed to be in his late teens or early 20s and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans, police were told.

Initially it was reported that the man fled east out the front door with the cash register, but that information turned out to be incorrect. The robber simply took cash from the register and actually fled west, police said.

Officers were reviewing the store’s video tape to see if they could get any additional tips about the suspect. It was unknown if anyone was hurt.