Two men armed with semiautomatic weapons robbed a gas station early Friday, police said.
A store clerk at Stop and Go, 4233 Clinton St., told police he was standing near the ice machine at the rear of the store when he heard the door buzzer sound, and he walked to the front counter.
As the clerk approached the register, the men pointed guns at him and demanded he give them money. The clerk emptied the register and his pockets and the men then asked for the combination to the stores safe, but the clerk said he did not have it.
One of the men stole 25 to 30 packs of cigarettes and both fled out the back door.
A police dog tracked the men along a brush line to the east side of Kittles Furniture store.
The men were described as about 5-foot-10, thin, and black. Both wore black masks over their faces, hooded sweatshirts and gloves.