Suspect sought in armed robbery at Modesto shoe store

Modesto police are looking for a man who robbed the Hy-Step Corner shoe store on McHenry Avenue late Tuesday afternoon.

Police were called to the store at 2801 McHenry at 5:07 p.m., minutes after a man entered the store with a handgun and demanded money from an employee, according to Sgt. Rick Armendariz of the Modesto Police Department.

The suspect fled on foot running south toward Leveland Lane.

There were at least two employees and one customer in the store, but nobody was injured, Armendariz said.

The suspect was described as white, in his 30s, wearing blue jeans, a brown jacket and a black cap. He was about 5 feet, 10 inches tall and 160 pounds, Armendariz said.

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