Naperville police are looking for the armed robber of a convenience store

Naperville police are looking for an armed robber who threatened a convenience store clerk earlier today and stole cash and cigarettes.

Police say they were called to the store on the 1400 block of East Chicago Avenue just before 4 a.m. when an employee reported being held at gunpoint.

The employee told investigators the robber entered the store with a handgun and took cash and cigarettes before fleeing on foot south.

Police searched the area, but did not locate the suspect.

The thief is described as a thin black man in his early 20s wearing a mask, hoodie, dark-colored backpack and light-colored shoes.

Anyone with information about the theft is asked to call Naperville Police at (630) 420-6666.

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