ROANOKE, Va. -

Roanoke police are looking for a man after a robbery on Saturday evening.

The robbery happened at the Zena Market on Salem Avenue around 7 p.m. Police say the man told a clerk he had a gun and demanded money.

Police ask anyone with information to call the Roanoke Valley
Crime Line at 540-344-8500.

Here is the press release from the Roanoke Police Department:

On June 14, 2014 at 6:52 p.m., Roanoke Police were called to the 100 block
of Salem Avenue, the Zena Market, to investigate a robbery.

A store clerk told officers the suspect entered the store, inquired about buying a carton of cigarettes, came behind the counter and threatened the clerk that he had
a firearm. The clerk opened the cash register and the suspect took an
undisclosed amount of money and left the store.

While there was a threat of a weapon, the clerk advised officers that no weapon was actually seen.

The suspect was described as a white male, approximately 5'6", weighing around
200 lbs. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Roanoke Valley
Crime Line at 540-344-8500.