A clothing store in the Outer Sunset neighborhood was hit by an armed robber Tuesday night, after a man entered the business, demanded money and fled.
The suspect, described as a black male in his 20s, entered the clothing store in the 1500 block of Sloat Boulevard around 8:25 p.m. with a handgun and demanded money, according to San Francisco Police Department Sgt. Michael Andraychak.
The employees complied, Andraychak said, but the suspect demanded more money from the store. When employees went to enter a safe or “something similar,” the suspect was spotted by another person and police were called. It is unclear if the call was made by a store patron or another employee.
At least two employees were in the store at the time of the incident.
When police approached the store, however, the suspect fled out a back door. He is still on the loose, according to Andraychak.
The suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of cash and the handgun he used to rob the store. A perimeter was set up around the store to search for the suspect.
The name of the clothing store was not released, but there is a Ross Dress For Less clothing store in the same block of Sloat. The store typically closes around 10 p.m., according to the company website.
No one was injured in the incident, but San Francisco police continue to investigate, Andraychak said.