NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Thursday were searching for a suspect who robbed a Midtown Duane Reade drugstore at gunpoint in broad daylight.

Around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, the suspect walked into the Duane Reade at 525 Seventh Ave., or Fashion Avenue, and approached an employee from behind the register, police said.

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The suspect took out a black gun and demanded cash, police said.

The employee complied and handed over money, and the suspect ran off north on Seventh Avenue with about $577, police said.

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No injuries were reported.

The suspect was described as a black male, last seen wearing a black sweater under a gray jacket and a blue hat, wearing eyeglasses and carrying a red bag.

Police have released surveillance photos.

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Anyone with information was asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS, log onto the Crime Stoppers website, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.