BEAVERTON, Ore -- A masked man robbed a Beaverton deli at gunpoint early Tuesday morning, police said.

Officers were called to the report of a robbery just after 2 a.m. inside Dotty's Deli, at 2654 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., said Sgt. Jim Shumway of the Beaverton Police Department.

The employee stated that he was outside having a smoke when the suspect approached him and put a gun in his back and led him back into the business, Shumway said. The employee said the suspect took an undisclosed amount of money from the business and fled.

Police searched the area with the help of a K-9 unit, but they did not find the suspect.

He was described as about 5-foot-8 with a thin build and a thick accent. He was wearing a black hoodie pulled up over his head, dark pants and a dark bandanna over his face, Shumway said.

Anybody with information about the robbery was asked to call Beaverton police at (503) 629-0111.

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