A man who went to buy a bag of potato chips Tuesday night assaulted a dollar store clerk and stole money from her cash register, Akron police said.

The incident happened about 8 p.m. at Family Dollar, 251 Darrow Road.

The cashier was not seriously injured.

According to police, the clerk was pushed as she was ringing up the cost of the manís chips. He then took money from the register and fled.

Police say the man is white and in his early 20s. He wore a gray hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to call Akron police at 330-375-2490. Anonymous tips may be left at http://akronohio.gov/asp/tip.html.