TYNGSBORO -- Police are investigating an armed robbery at Sun City Variety on Lakeview Avenue on Wednesday night.

Police Chief Richard Howe a male suspect entered the store about 6:45 p.m. Wednesday and jumped over the counter, showing a weapon described as either a knife or a screwdriver. The cashier sat on the floor while the suspect took an undisclosed amount of money from the register and fled, Howe said.

The cashier was not injured.

Howe said police could only obtain a limited description, that of a tall white male who was wearing a mask over his mouth and nose. It is not known if the suspect fled on foot or in a vehicle, according to officials.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Tyngsboro Police Department Criminal Investigations Unit at 978-649-7504. To remain anonymous, call the confidential tip line at 978-226-8477 (-TIPS).

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