Riverside Liquors on E Street reported that a man claiming he had a gun robbed the store Tuesday.
The man allegedly took an unconfirmed amount of money from the liquor store at 2123 E Street, about a block from the Elliott School of International Affairs building, said Metropolitan Police Department public information officer Hugh Carew.
The suspect, a 5-foot-10 black man wearing a black and white hoodie, black pants and light-green shoes, reportedly said he had a gun but never displayed a weapon. He fled the scene at about 6 p.m. in the direction of 21st Street, Carew said. Police did not receive reports of any injuries.
MPD does not believe the suspect was armed, though the University alerted students to look out for a suspect with a handgun. The suspect is in his 20s and has a thin build, according to the alert.