EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

February 12, 2009

Armed man robs Salem 7-Eleven

SALEM — Police are looking for a masked gunman who robbed a 7-Eleven store today at 3 a.m. and brandished a black handgun.

Officers were called to the store at 108 Cluff Crossing Road right after the robbery. A store clerk told police the man, believed to be between 25 and 30 years old, propped the store door open with a pizza box, then brandished the handgun.

The suspect made off with about $300 and fled the store on foot. Police say the man was wearing a black vest over a long-sleeved shirt. He had a light-colored cloth over his face, an orange hat, tan pants and white sneakers.

Police expect to have store surveillance footage and photos of the alleged robber later in the day.