A man who covered part of his face and carried what police believe was a large knife robbed a convenience store of nearly $100 late Tuesday on the city's east side.
The robbery was reported at 8:40 p.m. at the 7-Eleven store, 1401 Eastchase Parkway, said Lt. Paul Henderson, police spokesman.
"According to a 21-year old employee who was working behind the counter, a man entered the store wearing a black hooded sweater with his face partially covered," Henderson said.
The man, Henderson added, was holding what the employee said was "a stick or club of some sort," approximately 2-feet long, black, and made of either wood or plastic.
Henderson said officers later watched surveillance video of the man and determined that his weapon was actually a large knife, not a club.
The man demanded cash from the register and got about $90, Henderson said.
"He was last seen jumping a fence separating the store from the service road of east freeway," Henderson said. "An employee of the next-door Whataburger saw the robbery and stated that the man jumped the fence and entered into a small dark mini-van."
The robber was described as a black man, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black faded jeans, Henderson said. He was about 5-feet-5-inches tall and about 140 pounds, Henderson said.
"No one was injured during this robbery," Henderson said.