By Mike LaBella
---- — HAVERHILL — A man walked into the Quik Mart at 764 Main St. yesterday morning, placed a gun on the counter and demanded money from the clerk, police said.
The man escaped with an undetermined amount of cash, police said.
The robbery was reported at 6:03 a.m. by the clerk.
Police said the clerk described the robber as being about 5-feet, 5-inches tall, in his 20s, with a medium build, short dark hair and a thin mustache. He was wearing a brown hoodie, the clerk said.
Police Deputy Chief Donald Thompson said the man entered the store, walked up to the register and placed a black handgun on the counter. After showing the clerk his gun, the man demanded money from the register, Thompson said.
The clerk handed the man an undisclosed amount of cash and the man fled the store, Thompson said. He was last seen running down Main Street in the direction of Marsh Avenue, Thompson said.
Police rushed to the store and checked the area, but were unable to locate the suspect.
Thompson said investigators are checking area surveillance cameras.
He said they are also investigating whether there are any similarities between yesterday’s robbery and any other recent robberies in Haverhill which involved a man with a gun.