NIAGARA FALLS – Police were searching Wednesday for two men, one of them armed with a semiautomatic pistol, who robbed a Valero Gas Mart in the 4700 block of Hyde Park Boulevard.

A clerk said one of the men pointed a gun at him shortly before midnight Monday and demanded cash while the other man went behind the counter. The victim said the man with the gun leaned over and took about $600 from the cash register, then the two forced him to hold a bag for them while they filled it with cigarette lighters, cigarettes, cigars and cigar wrappers. The total loss was listed at $1,020.

The suspects fled toward Lafayette Avenue.

Police viewing security video said the suspect with the gun was a white man, 5-feet, 11-inches tall, with a thin build, wearing a gray zip up jacket, a hooded sweatshirt pulled over his head, black trousers, black gloves and a blue and white wrap covering his face. The second man was described only as 5-feet, 10-inches tall, with a thin build, wearing a black hoodie, black trousers, a black face wrap and black gloves.