Police probe robbery of tobacco store

Altoona Police Department are investigating a Sunday afternoon armed robbery at a Juniata-area tobacco store.

According to a department press release, a male entered a Puff ‘N Snuff store at 706 North Fourth Ave. a little after 3 p.m. Sunday.

Standing between 5 feet 2 inches and 5 feet 4 inches tall and wearing jeans with a flannel shirt and gray or black hoodie, the suspect brandished a handgun, police said.

The suspect wore a bandana and sunglasses to disguise his face, police said, and escaped with an undisclosed amount of money.

The man fled in a silver Mitsubishi.

An investigation is ongoing.