Police search for armed robber

Published: Sep 19 2013 10:05:05 PM EDT   Updated On: Sep 19 2013 11:22:25 PM EDT

Police in Allentown are looking for an armed robber who hit a shoe store.

They're asking for your help.

It happened at around 1:50 Thursday afternoon at Big Apple Sneakers in the 800 block of Hamilton Street.

Officials say a man pointed a semi-automatic handgun at an employee and grabbed two pairs of boots, a piece of clothing and some cash before fleeing the scene.

Fortunately nobody was injured.

The bandit has been described as a black man who is about 5'6", 170 pounds and he has short hair and a beard.

Anybody with information is asked to call police.