Akron police are investigating an armed robbery shortly after 11 a.m. Friday at Church’s Chicken, 700 S. Arlington St.

Employees reported that a man armed with a black handgun entered the restaurant and demanded money. He then jumped over the counter and took an unreported amount of cash from the register before fleeing on foot, authorities said.

The suspect is described as a black male; 18 to 23 years old; around 5 feet, 8 inches to 5 feet, 10 inches tall; 150 to 170 pounds; and wearing a dark blue, hooded sweatshirt, dark-colored jeans and white shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 330-375-2490.