Beverly police believe they have identified a suspect in the Monday night robbery of the Sunoco gas station on Brimbal Avenue, according to spokesman officer Dave Costa.
As of Tuesday evening, no arrests had been made. More information was not immediately available Wednesday morning.
"The incident is still under investigation but we do believe we have identified the suspect," he wrote in an email on Tuesday.
According to Costa, officers responded to 131 Brimbal Avenue at about 9:45 p.m. Monday. The clerk told police that a white male had walked up to the counter and announced "I'm going to rob you."
No weapon was brandished, and the clerk told police he did not immediately respond to the threat, and the suspect began walking around to the other side of the counter.
"As he walked, he again stated his intent to rob the store and also stated that he had a gun, though no gun was shown," Costa said.
The female employee opened the cash register and lottery drawers upon the suspect's request, and Costa says the man grabbed an undetermined amount of cash before fleeing the store on foot down Brimbal Avenue.
Costa says that two other employees were in the back of the store at the time, and one of them noticed what was happening as the suspect was leaving. As he was leaving, he again stated he had a gun, and again no gun was ever shown.
The suspect was described as a white male, approximately 6-feet tall, 240-pounds, with untidy, short, light brown hair, wearing a white winter jacket with red sleeves and a gray hooded sweatshirt underneath, blue jeans, and black and white sneakers.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Beverly police at 978-922-1212.
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