SPOKANE, Wash. -

An armed robber is on the loose after holding up the Fred Meyer in east Spokane. 

An armed man attempted to rob a cashier at the Fred Meyer on South Thor around 5:30 p.m. Sunday, according to Spokane police. 

They say the man displayed a handgun then ran away. 

He is described as a black man in his mid- to late-40's. Police say he was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and blue pants. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Check at 456-2233.