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NIAGARA FALLS – A robber believed to be armed robbed the Family Video store, 2405 Pine Ave., of $400 at 2:15 p.m. Monday.

Police said the man placed his hand in his waistband, as if he had a gun, and threatened to shoot. The robber fled south through an alley between 24th and 25th streets.

The robber was described as a white male in his 20s, thin build, wearing a gray sweatshirt, blue baseball cap, loose-fitting jeans, with red hair, red beard and dark glasses.