Clearfield Police Cpl. Kyle Jefferies said police received a call about 9:30 p.m. that a man had entered the store and robbed the clerk at gunpoint.
Jefferies said officers were told the suspect ordered the clerk to give him all the money from the cash register. He then pulled a large silver revolver from his waistband and showed the clerk that he was not joking.
The store clerk complied with his demands and gave the man an undisclosed amount of money from the till.
The clerk was then ordered to a back room by the suspect. He told the clerk to assist him in loading merchandise into garbage bags. The clerk said the suspect pointed the gun at her again and she assisted him in loading the garbage bags with adult novelty items and adult movies.
When the suspect had the items he wanted, he had the clerk assist him in loading the stolen items into her vehicle.
The suspect then returned to the store with the clerk and had the her handcuff herself to a wall in the back of the store. The suspect then fled the scene by stealing her vehicle. As the suspect fled, the clerk was able to free herself and call 911.
As officers arrived in the area, they found the stolen vehicle just a few blocks away from the business. The vehicle was abandoned near an apartment complex. Police searched the area with K-9 and were not able to locate the suspect.
Police obtained video surveillance of the robbery, which Jefferies said verifies the clerkís accounts of events in the store. The video shows the suspect point a large silver revolver at the clerk and the clerk handcuffing herself to the back wall.
Jefferies said the suspect was in the store about 20 minutes before he fled.
Detectives noticed the suspect looked a lot like a customer who had been in the store earlier in the day.
He is described as an Hispanic male with very short black hair, an a goatee. He is approximately 5 foot 6 inches to 5 foot 9 inches, 150 pounds. He was wearing a black sweatshirt, faded baggy blue jeans and white sneakers.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Clearfield Police Department at 525-2806.
The owner of the boutique is offering $1,000 for information leading to the capture and arrest of the suspect.