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Man demands cash from store employee at gunpoint, HCSO says

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HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – In an effort to get a dangerous man off the streets, the Harris County Sheriff's Office released surveillance video of a man robbing a convenience store employee at gunpoint.

WATCH: Harris County robbery surveillance video

Authorities want you get a good look at the man.

The robbery happened last week at a store along Highway 90 in east Harris County.

Investigators told Channel 2 that the man pretended to be a customer and asked the employee for cigarettes.

While the employee's back was turned, the man pulled out a weapon and demanded cash, according to investigators.

Investigators believe this is not the man's first robbery.

Investigators said the man then got away with the cash in a tan-colored van.

Anyone with information on the man's identity is asked to call police.