Masked gunman demands cash and tobacco during convenient store holdup on Cleveland’s West Side

Masked gunman demands cash and tobacco during convenient store holdup on Cleveland’s West Side
An armed robber came away with a fistful of cash and a bag of tobacco Saturday during a robbery in the 4400 block of Detroit Avenue. (Source: Cleveland Police 2nd District Facebook page)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - A gunman stormed into a Cleveland convenient store on Saturday, stuck a gun in a clerk’s face and demanded all the cash in the register.

As the Thomas Food Market clerk hurriedly complied, the masked robber demanded Newport cigarettes, and Black & Mild cigars, according to Cleveland Police.

After the man was handed a white bag full of cash and tobacco, he ran southbound through the 4400 block of Detroit Avenue, before disappearing down an alley.

The robber was wearing a Nike hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, and black and white Air Jordan shoes.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Murphy at 216-623-5217.

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