Hanover Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a gunman who robbed a store in the Hanover Crossing Shopping Center on Monday night.
The man walked into the store, in the 400 block of Eisenhower Drive, about 7:15 p.m. and walked around as if he was browsing, police said.
He eventually approached the clerk, a 21-year-old McSherrystown man who was working alone, and pulled up his shirt so the clerk could see a handgun tucked in the robber's waistband, police said.
The robber then demanded cash and the clerk handed over several hundred dollars from the cash register, police said.
At that point, the robber ordered the clerk to walk out of the store with him and told the clerk to walk in one direction while the robber fled in the opposite direction, according to police.
The clerk called police from a nearby business.
The robber is in his 20s or 30s and was wearing a baggy black T-shirt, baggy blue jeans, white sneakers and a black baseball cap with white logo. He had a chin-strap beard and several tattoos on his left arm, hands and neck, according to police, who said he also had a teardrop tattoo near his right eye.
Anyone who may have witnessed the robbery or who knows the identity or whereabouts of the robber is asked to call Hanover Police at (717) 637-5575, or call 911.
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