Man armed with rifle robs convenience store

WICHITA — A masked man with a rifle slung over his shoulder robbed a south Wichita convenience store early this morning, police said.

The man walked into the Kwik Shop at 4811 S. Seneca shortly before 4 a.m. today and demanded money from the cash register. The clerk gave him money and he left the store.

He was a white man about 6-feet-2 and 260 pounds, the clerk told police. He was dressed entirely in black clothing, including a black ski mask.

He never pointed the rifle at the clerk, police said, but the clerk nevertheless felt threatened. It was described as a military assault rifle similar to an AK-47, Lt. Mike Hennessy said.