A man with a dark blue mask covering half his face and carrying a long knife robbed the Dollar Plus & More store Wednesday night.

Police said the incident happened in the 1400 block of Aster Avenue in Firestone Park just before 9 p.m.

Employees told police the man entered the store, approached the checkout counter, pulled out what they described as a "long knife" and demanded money.

The thief grabbed cash from the register and ran out of the store, possibly getting into a dark-colored van outside.

Police said the suspect is a black man, about 21 years-old, 5'10-6'2" and has long hair. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a black, zip-front hoodie, black sweatpants, black shoes and dark gloves.

Investigators ask anyone with information about the robbery to call Akron detectives at 330-375-2490 or 330-375-2TIP; the U.S. Marshals Service at
866-4-WANTED; or the Summit County Crimestoppers at 330-434-COPS.  
People can also text  tips to 274637 (CRIMES). 

Anyone providing information may remain anonymous.