A man hid in the Kohl's department on East Main Street in West Haven on Saturday and demanded cash from the registers after the store closed, police said.
According to Acting Deputy Police Chief Christopher Corbett, the robbery happened around 11 p.m. when a man with a semi-automatic handgun demanded cash from the registers at the 3776 East Main St. store.
The man fled and employees called police at 11:16 p.m., police said.
The robber is described as 5-feet-10 inches tall and thin. He was wearing a black scarf over his face and baseball cap.
Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 203-755-1234.