A masked gunman robbed a store north of Hayden Tuesday night and specifically requested a pack of Marlboro Red cigarettes.
The man entered the Alpine Country Store, 17568 North Highway 95, about 11 p.m. and forced the clerk to empty the cash register while pointing a gun at her, according to the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department.
The man fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. A sheriff’s dog tracked the robbery to a where investigators believe he may have escaped in a vehicle, possibly a blue Dodge Intrepid.
The robber is described as 5-foot-11 and wearing a brown “Bomber” type jacket, gloves, black pants a black hat and a black mask.