Police investigate robbery at east Las Vegas store

Las Vegas police are investigating an armed robbery Tuesday in the east valley.

Officers were called about 7:50 p.m. on reports of the robbery at a store on the 4800 block of East Tropicana Avenue, near South Nellis Boulevard, Metro Lt. David Gordon said.

A 49-year-old man walked into the store, picked out some items and approached the counter. He then lifted his shirt, revealing a handgun in his waistband, Gordon said.

He grabbed cash from the register and escaped through the front door, Gordon said.

Patrol officers found him nearby and took him into custody.

Contact Mike Shoro at mshoro@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-5290. Follow @mike_shoro on Twitter.

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