Beverly Police said the suspect in Monday night's armed robbery of Sunoco got away with an undisclosed amount of money, but police believe they have identified him.
At approximately 9:45 p.m., officers responded to the Sunoco Gas Station at 131 Brimbal Ave. for a robbery.
The store's clerk reported that a white male wearing a red coat and blue jeans walked up to the counter and said, “I’m going to rob you.”
The clerk told police he hesitated and did not react to the comment immediately, as the suspect walked around to the other side of the counter. As the suspect walked, he again stated his intent to rob the store. He also said he had a gun, though no gun was shown.
"The suspect told the clerk to open the cash register and lottery drawers and when she did, he reached in and grabbed the cash," police spokesman Dave Costa said. "There were two other employees in the back of the store at this time and one took notice of what was happening as the suspect started to leave the store. The suspect again stated he had a gun but, again, no gun was shown."
The suspect went out the door and fled down Brimbal Avenue with an undetermined amount of money.
The suspect was described as a white male, approximately 6-0 and 240 pounds, with untidy short light brown hair, wearing a white winter jacket with red sleeves, gray hooded sweatshirt underneath the jacket, blue jeans and black and white sneakers.