By WCCO-TV Staff

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — West St. Paul investigators say they’re seeking the public’s help identifying a suspect in an apparent armed robbery.

Police say the incident happened Tuesday at about 4:30 a.m. An employee had shown up to open up the building, and was confronted by someone who was already in the store with a handgun.

The man demanded money and left with what police described as a “small amount” of cash.

Police say that the suspect was wearing a white ball cap, a blue pullover and brown shoes with white soles. He had glasses on and a black face mask, but a white beard was shown beneath the bottom of the mask.

(credit: West St. Paul Police)

Anyone with any tips is asked to contact the police department at 651-552-4200.