Roanoke police investigate a robbery at the Lafayette Express convenience store

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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) Roanoke police are investigating after they say the Lafayette Express convenience store in the 1000 block of Lafayette Blvd N.W. was robbed Wednesday evening.

Police say they responded to the Lafayette Express convenience store at around 9:35 p.m. after receiving a report of a robbery.

Police were told that a black man came into the store, pulled out a handgun, and pointed it at the clerk. He told the clerk to give him everything he had. The man moved toward the clerk and after a brief encounter with the clerk, he ran away.

Police say the man is around 5'10" and is in his 40s.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Roanoke Police Department at (540) 853-2134.