AUGUSTA — City police continue to look for a man who robbed a Mount Vernon Avenue store at gunpoint early Friday morning, then fled north on foot.

Nobody was hurt during the hold-up at Cumberland Farms.

Augusta Police. Lt. Christopher Massey said in a news release that the man demanded money from an employee before fleeing on foot north on Mount Vernon Avenue — Route 11 — which eventually becomes Civic Center Drive.

A state police dog tracking team was called in to help, but the scent was lost, Massey said.

Massey said Friday afternoon that nobody has been charged in connection with the robbery, but police were following up on several leads and had returned to the area of the store to conduct additional interviews.

The robbery occurred shortly after 2 a.m. Friday when a young man pointed a gun at the clerk and demanded money, Massey said.

Massey said the robber is “younger looking,” dark-skinned, about 130 to 165 pounds and wore a dark hooded sweatshirt, light cargo pants and gloves. Massey said most of the robber’s face was covered with a bandanna.

He asked anyone with information on the robbery to call Augusta Police at 626-2370.

Craig Crosby — 621-5642

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