Officers from the Palestine Police Department are looking for an armed suspect who robbed a Local Mini Mart gas station sometime before 11:45 p.m. Tuesday on 321 W. Palestine Ave.

Police officers were flagged down by the gas station staff and while the officers were getting help from police, the suspect ran away, heading north across the parking lot and into a residential area.

The suspect left the scene after seeing the marked police car. Police searched the area, but they were not able to find the suspect.

He is described as a black male wearing a blue sweatshirt with a hood, black pants and a white or gray skull mask. The suspect had what looked like duct take around his hands as well as his shoes.

The suspect was armed with a black handgun.

If anyone has information regarding this case, contact the Palestine Police Department at 903-729-2254. Information can be submitted anonymously by texting PALPD plus the information to 847411.