Gun-wielding suspect sought following liquor store robbery in Saugus

SAUGUS, MASS. (WHDH) - Police in Saugus are searching for a man who they say flashed a gun during a robbery in the town on Saturday night.

Officers responded about 11 p.m. to Amato’s Liquor Store on Lincoln Avenue for a reported armed robbery.

Upon arrival, police say officers learned that a man entered the store a short time earlier and brandished a black handgun while demanding money. They say the suspect fled on foot with an unknown quantity of cash.

“He put the gun on my belly and pushed me over behind the counter,” the clerk told 7News.

The clerk opened the register and watched as the suspect grabbed all the cash, in addition to a cigar box filled with money.

The suspect is described as a white male, about 6 feet tall. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans or sweatpants, a black mask, and a camouflage New England Patriots logo ball cap.

Local and state police searched the area, but no one was found.

The store clerk was not injured during the incident.

No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information is asked to call Saugus Police Detective Frank Morello at 781-941-1181.

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