Police are looking for a man who displayed a gun during a robbery at a convenience store on Binghamton's West Side.

Authorities say the heist happened at the business at 341 Main Street around 8:30 p.m. Monday.

The owner of A&N Mart said the robber at first walked around the store before approaching the counter holding a black plastic shopping bag in a way suggesting he had a weapon.

The owner of A&N Mart said the man who robbed the store had a gun in this type of plastic bag. Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News
The owner of a West Side convenience store said the man who robbed the business had a gun in this type of plastic bag. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

The man then said "Give me money!" The owner said he believed the man was joking but he took him seriously when he saw a gun that had been concealed in the bag.

The store owner said he gave the man about $100 and he fled the area on foot, crossing Floral Avenue and heading west.

The convenience store opened about three weeks ago.

Police say the suspect was described as a black man between 45 and 50 years old; 5-feet, 6-inches tall; heavy build. He was wearing a dark-colored jacket and a dark-colored winter cap. His face was covered with a mask.

People with information about the incident may contact the Binghamton police detective division at (607) 772-7080.

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