December 29. 2012 11:36PM

Armed robber sought in Tilton

TILTON - Police are searching for a man they say robbed the Stafford Food and Beverage store at gunpoint Thursday night.

A clerk called police shortly before 7 p.m. Thursday to say she'd been robbed by a man described as white, 5 feet, 8 inches to 5 feet, 9 inches tall, 160 to 170 pounds with a thin build wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt or jacket and dark-colored pants, police said.

He was also wearing a dark or black mask on his face and a dark or black hat, police said.

The man pointed a black, semi-automatic handgun at the clerk and demanded cash before fleeing on foot behind the store, which is at 311 West Main St., toward Academy Road and Prospect Street.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 286-4442 or anonymously at 855-286-6565.