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Southeast Portland store robbed

Police are investigating the armed robbery of a Southeast Portland convenience store Saturday evening.

According to police, at 9:46 p.m. on Feb. 16, East Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at KC's Mini Mart, located at 7474 Southeast 72nd Avenue.

When officers arrived, they contacted the victim, who said that the suspect entered the store, armed with a handgun, and demanded money.

When the victim refused to give him any money, the suspect set the gun on the counter, took money from the register, and fled the store on foot southbound on 72nd Avenue.

The suspect left the gun behind and it turned out to be an Air Soft replica firearm.

Officers checked the neighborhood for the suspect but did not locate anyone matching his description.

The suspect is described as an African American male, medium build, wearing a dark-colored hooded jacket, blue jeans and gloves.

Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to contact the Robbery Detail at (503) 823-0405.