A man held up an employee of a downtown drycleaners over the weekend, and police continue hunting for a suspect.
The robbery occurred at Golden Star Cleaners at 81 Maple Street at 1:16 p.m. on Saturday, when a man wielding a shiny knife walked into the business and threatened the employee.
“I don’t want to hurt you, just give me the money,” the robber allegedly told the employee.
The man made off with less than $200. He was seen fleeing up Lummis Avenue, which is next to the drycleaner.
The robber was wearing a dark winter hat, long dark jacket, sunglasses, a scarf, dark running pants and dark sneakers, said Danvers police Sgt. Robert Bettencourt, a police spokesman.
It was not clear how older the man was and it was believed that he was white. He was also tall, possibly 6 feet or taller.
Police canvassed the area and did not locate the robber. But they did speak to several people who saw the man, who they said seemed a bit overdressed for the weather. Although it got down below freezing on Saturday morning, the man’s dress still caught their eye on Saturday afternoon when the temperatures were warmer.
Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact Danvers police at 978-774-1212.