Authorities are investigating an armed robbery

TOPEKA – According to the police officials, this unfortunate incident occurred around 7:20 a.m. Tuesday.

It happened at the Casey’s 600 SE Rice Road in Topeka.

Topeka Police Department officers responded to reports of an armed robbery.

The 23-year-old  entered the store, displayed a handgun and stole an undisclosed amount of cigarettes.

His name is Elijah C. Radcliff and he fled prior to officer’s arrival.

This incident is under investigation.

This story will be updated when new information is available.