Burbank Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at Burbank Food Liquor & Deli on Friday evening at about 8:40 p.m.
Police say a man entered the store at 4818 W. 83rd St. with a black semi-automatic handgun and ordered the clerk to hand over all the money from the cash register.
The suspect was described as a black male, wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt with the hood pulled over his head, a black bandana over his face, black jeans, and black gloves.
After obtaining the money from the register, the offender next demanded that a patron give him her purse and cellphone. The patron told the suspect she had left her cellphone in the car. When the offender escorted the patron outside to retrieve her phone, he dropped the purse and fled on foot. He was last seen running westbound on 83rd Street.
A search of the area was conducted by officers and K9 units but were unable to locate the suspect. Police say it is unknown if the offender used a vehicle to get away.
No injuries were reported as a result of this incident. Burbank Police Division Chief Mike Dudlo said they have very few leads to work with at this point. Anyone with information about this incident should contact the Burbank Police Department at (708) 924-7300.