A clerk at a local food store escaped uninjured following a robbery Sunday afternoon.

The incident took place at about 12:54 p.m. Sept. 14, at the Tienda Latina Food Mart at 720 Townsend Boulevard, said Dover Police Department spokesman Cpl. Mark Hoffman.

The police investigation showed the suspect came into the store, pointed what appeared to be a silver handgun at the clerk and demanded money.

The clerk handed over an undisclosed amount of cash, and the man fled south onto Townsend Boulevard, Hoffman said.

The suspect was described only as a black man wearing a black T-shirt, blue jeans and a black do-rag.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call Dover Police at 736-7111.

Anonymous tips may be submitted via Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-847-3333, or online at http://Delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.