An employee at a Buffalo store was threatened with a handgun when he confronted a thief Friday.

The incident occurred about 8:30 p.m. at 2589 Bailey Ave., police said.

The thief displayed a handgun when the store employee confronted him for taking $100 worth of merchandise, police said.

The robber was described as a black male, about 40 years old, wearing khaki pants, an argyle sweater with a tan overcoat, black shoes and a tan baseball cap.