WATERVILLE — A masked gunman held up the manager of the Elm Plaza Rent-A-Center outside the store Friday, stealing the store’s deposit bag before running away.

Police said the robbery at the shopping center on Main Street happened shortly after 7:30 p.m.

The gunman had a black handgun and fled toward the corner of Main Street and Waterville Commons Drive, northwest of Elm Plaza.

He was described as being about 6 feet 2 inches tall and wearing a black and red hunting jacket according to police Sgt. Alden Weigelt.

State police, the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office and police from Winslow were also on scene. A tracking dog was used, but the robber hadn’t been found more than an hour after the robbery.

No other information was available Friday night.