No one was injured when a masked man brandished a handgun and robbed the 7-Eleven on Forest Avenue near the Westbrook line early Friday morning, police said.

The man entered the store at 1917 Forest Ave. around 4 a.m., shopped for some items, and when he approached the counter, he brandished a black semi-automatic handgun and demanded cash.

The robber was described at white, about 5 feet 7 inches tall, heavyset and balding with light color hair. He was wearing glasses, and a gray mask covered the lower portion of his face. He also wore a gray zippered jacket over a maroon crew-neck sweatshirt.

Mainers are now required to wear face coverings in public settings to prevent spreading the coronavirus.

The clerk, who was the only employee in the store, complied with the robber’s request. The robber fled with an undisclosed amount of cash toward the Hannaford parking lot on Riverside Street, where he got into a a small dark-colored sedan and drove toward Washington Street.

Anyone with information about the robbery should call Portland police at 874-8575.

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