Web Extra! Updated 12/18/2009 11:37 a.m.

Two men who may be armed robbed the 7-Eleven store at 2600 Harlem Ave. in Riverside this morning, making off with about $300 in cash.

According to Police Chief Thomas Weitzel, the men entered the store just before 6 a.m. One stayed by the door while the other went up to the male clerk behind the counter and demanded money from the cash register.

While neither man displayed a weapon during the robbery, Weitzel said that the man who approached the counter kept his hand in his pocket and implied he had a gun.

“The victim could see a hard outline, but it was never displayed,” Weitzel said.

No one else was in the store at the time of the robbery nor did anyone enter the store during the 45 seconds or so that the men were inside. The duo was last seen fleeing north toward 26th Street.

The store’s video cameras did get clear shots of the suspects’ faces, Weitzel said. Police also contacted the nearby Edward Don Company, which has exterior cameras to see if police can obtain pictures of any vehicle used in the robbery. Police will be releasing a wanted poster of the two men later today, Weitzel said.

According to police, the man who approached the counter is described as a black male between the ages of 30 and 35. He wore a blue knit hat, black pants and a blue jacket with red and white stripes on the sleeves. The word “Detroit” was stitched across the back of the jacket, and the number “30” was seen on the front left side of the jacket. The man also had a distinctive, very deep voice, Weitzel said.

The other suspect is also a black male between the ages of 30 and 35, wearing a black knit cap, an all-black jacket and gray pants.

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