Salem Plaid Pantry robbed at gunpoint

Salem Plaid Pantry robbed at gunpoint
The robbery suspect is seen in these surveillance photos provided by the Marion County Sheriff's Office.

SALEM, Ore. - Marion County deputies hope surveillance photos will help catch a man who robbed a Plaid Pantry store in Salem over the weekend.

The robbery happened around 3:20 a.m. Saturday at the Plaid Pantry at 4690 Portland Road N.E.

The clerk told sheriff's deputies that a man came into the store, showed what appeared to be a small, black semi-automatic handgun and then demanded money from the register.

No shots were fired and the clerk was not hurt but the gunman did make off with some cash before fleeing on foot. Sheriff's deputies were able to track him with a K9, but the dog lost the scent in a parking lot south of the store.

The suspect is described as a white man in his 20s who is about 6 feet tall with a skinny to thin build. He was wearing a blue and white jersey with the number 11 on it and the name 'Williams' lettered across the shoulders on the back. He also had a black duffle bag or backpack and was wearing a white mesh veil that covered his face.

The sheriff's office is also trying to find out who the other man is who was seen in the surveillance photos (shown at right). Investigators believe he may be a witness or possibly knows the suspect.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call the Marion County Sheriff's Office tip line at (503) 540-8079.