BELMONT -- Police are searching for a man they say robbed a Belmont sandwich shop at gunpoint Monday night.

Officers responded about 8:50 p.m. to reports of an armed robbery at the Subway store in the 1600 block of El Camino Real, said Belmont police Capt. Pat Halleran. Inside they found a lone employee who said a man had walked up to the counter about five minutes earlier, pointed a black semi-automatic handgun at him and demanded the contents of his cash register.

The employee handed over an undisclosed amount of cash to the suspect, who ran southbound from the store on the west sidewalk of El Camino Real, Halleran said. The employee was not hurt and no one was else was in the business at the time of the robbery.

The suspect is described as a man in his early 20s, about 5 feet 8 inches tall with a thin build. The suspect had a stocking pulled over his face at the time of the robbery, and wore a white Adidas jacket with a black stripe, dark blue jeans and black gloves.

Anyone with information about the suspect or the robbery is asked to contact Belmont Police at 650-595-7400 or the Belmont Police Crime Tip Line at 650-598-3000.

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