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.