Akron police said a robber threatened the life of a store clerk Monday night.

Police were called to the Rite Aid, 325 E. Waterloo Road, at 9:30 p.m. for a reported robbery.

The clerk told investigators that a man walked into the store with something in his hand that emitted a red laser light. The suspect told the clerk he would “blow a hole in the clerk the size of Texas if he didn’t give him the money from the register.”

The suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. He is described as being around 5 feet, 10 inches tall and stocky. He wore a dark blue coat with a thin horizontal light or white stripe about halfway down the coat, blue jeans, tan shoes or boots, tan or crème colored gloves and a ski mask that was black and red with a green thin stripe.