Officials say an unknown suspect made off with an undisclosed amount of cash following the robbery of a Dollar General store on Oak Street around 10:15 p.m. Friday night.

LaTresha Woodruff, Conway Police Department public information officer, said two employees were exiting the store upon close when they were approached by an unknown black male dressed entirely in black and a pair of white cotton gloves with multi-colored fingers.

According to the employees, the man forced them at gun point back into the store and demanded money from the cash register, which he made employees place in the pocket of his cargo pants.

"The suspect probably would have stuck around longer, but the employees were setting the alarm as they were leaving the store, and since they hadn't locked the doors within 60-seconds, it triggered the alarm," Woodruff said.

The man left the store headed west, Woodruff said.  Neither of the employees were harmed.

Police found footprints at the scene and were able to obtain video footage from the store's surveillance system, but Woodruff said investigators would likely be unable to identify the suspect.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact CPD at 450-6120,  or text an anonymous tip to CRIMES (274637) using keyword Conway.

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