An armed man reportedly entered a Leavenworth convenience store Monday night, demanding money form the cash register. But when the clerk couldn't open the register, the robber took the employee's purse, according to a police spokesman.
No injuries were reported. The incident was reported around 10:20 p.m. Monday at the BP station at 300 N. Fourth St.
The 22-year-old clerk reported that the suspect displayed a handgun and asked for the money. The suspect fled the store after grabbing the victim's purse, according to Maj. Dan Nicodemus, deputy chief of the Leavenworth Police Department.
The purse contained about $60 in cash and other items, according to a police report.
A customer who was in the store at the time witnessed the robbery, Nicodemus said.
The victim and witness lost sight of the suspect after he left the store.
"It's unknown if he had a car," Nicodemus said.
Police were unable to locate a person matching the suspect's description following the robbery.
The deputy chief said investigators were working Tuesday to obtain surveillance video of the suspect.
The suspect was described as a black man who is about 6 feet tall. He weighs between 280 and 300 pounds. His age is unknown.
"He wore a mask to cover his face," Nicodemus said.
Nicodemus said anyone with information about the robbery or suspect can contact the Leavenworth Police Department's CLUE hotline at 913-682-CLUE or 682-2583. People who call this hotline can remain anonymous.