Saco police are looking for a man they say robbed a convenience store Wednesday night.

An employee of the Xtramart on Elm Street told police a man entered the store around 9:25 p.m., said he was armed and demanded money. The clerk said the man warned her not to contact police, according to Deputy Chief Jeffrey Holland.

The man left the store with an undisclosed amount of cash stuffed into a backpack.

The man is described as 5 feet, 8 inches with shaggy brown, medium-length hair. He was wearing faded blue jeans, brown hiking shoes and a dark colored jacket with white stripes around the wrists and a white logo on the upper left chest.

Saco police officers and the Maine State Police canine unit tracked the suspect to Temple Street, but were unable to find him, Holland said.

Anyone who saw the man enter or exit the store or has any information about the suspect should call police at 282-8216.

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