Portland police are investigating a robbery that occurred at Domino’s Pizza at 278 Forest Ave. just before 2 a.m. Wednesday.

A man walked into the pizza shop just before closing time, started to order a pizza but then jumped over the counter and grabbed money that one of the employees was counting, police said.

The man then leaped back over the counter. When confronted by one of the employees, the man threatened the worker and fled, police said. Nobody was hurt.

The man is described as white, in his late 20s or early 30s, 5-foot-8, with a slim build, brown hair and a goatee. He was wearing a dark, hooded sweatshirt, shorts and flip-flops, police said.

Police do not believe the robbery is connected to a series of attempted purse snatchings in recent days in the city’s West End.

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