Police responded at 2:18 a.m. to the Mobile Oasis, 9673 Adams St., near I-196, but the robber had fled on foot a short distance away, apparently to a waiting car, police said.
The employee told police a black man wearing a ski mask walked into the store and pointed a semi-automatic handgun at him. He demanded the employee open the safe, but when the employee told him he did not have access to it, the suspect demanded he empty the cash register onto the counter. The suspect picked up the money and fled.
Ottawa County Sheriff’s deputies followed footprints to the west.
Anyone with information on the incident should call the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department, or Silent Observer at 877-88-SILENT.