By WCCO-TV Staff

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Authorities in St. Cloud are investigating after an armed robbery Monday afternoon inside a J.C. Penney department store.

The St. Cloud Police Department says the robbery occurred around 3 p.m. inside the store located on the 4200 block of Division Street West. The robber went to the jewelry department, displayed a handgun, threatened the clerk, and demanded jewelry.

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The clerk gave the robber an undisclosed amount of jewelry. The robber ran out of the store, fleeing into the west parking lot. Police are still searching for him.

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Investigators described the suspect as a man between the ages of 35 and 40, standing about 5-feet, 9-inches tall. During the robbery, he wore a black jacket over a white shirt, a white baseball cap, and a black face mask.

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Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to call St. Cloud police at 320-251-1200 or leave an anonymous tip with Tri-County Crime Stoppers.