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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...
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.(Cleveland Police 2nd District Facebook page)
Updated: Nov. 18, 2019 at 5:55 PM EST
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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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