Man holds up Western Union

July 7, 2008 6:24:57 PM PDT
Police are looking for a robbery suspect after a frightening armed robbery in Midtown. Authorities say the man might have stolen as much as $500,000 from a Western Union.The hold-up happened at the branch located on Broadway and 40th Street around 7:30 a.m. Sunday.

Police say a man wearing a security guard uniform was buzzed in by an employee.

Once inside, investigators say the man pulled out a semi-automatic handgun and demanded cash. He reportedly tied up two employees and stole the money.

After the suspect left, one of the employees managed to free himself and push a panic button.

The suspect is described as a black male, 25 to 35 years old, standing 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-9 and weighing about 165 pounds.

Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 800-577-TIPS. All calls are strictly confidential.