Independence police are looking for a suspect in an armed robbery of a gas station on U.S. 40 last Thursday.

Police say a white man robbed the Conoco station at 17121 E. U.S. 40 at approximately 8:30 p.m. Sept. 5.

Police describe the suspect as a white man, approximately 5-foot-7, 140 pounds with short blond hair and blue eyes. He has a tattoo near his left elbow and appeared to have a receding hairline. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, khaki pants and glasses.

Witnesses say they believe the suspect entered the business earlier in the day (see video of the suspect).

If anyone recognizes the suspect or has any information on the robbery, they are urged to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477 (TIPS) or the Independence Police Department at 816-836-3600.