SAN ANTONIO -

The San Antonio Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying two suspects accused of robbing a convenience store.

The robbery took place Sunday night at the Seema Convenience Store on W. Commerce Street.

Two men entered the store around 8 p.m. and asked an employee if the store could front them some beer and that they would pay it back another day. The employee told them the store would not do so, in which police said the two men left.

Around 9:45 p.m., police said the two men came back to the store, walked up to the register and one of them pretended he was going to purchase a "lucas" candy. The employee charged the man and gave him a total.

Police said the other man then placed a blue Nike draw-string backpack on the counter, took out a semi-automatic from his waistband and pointed the gun.

The man told the employee to place all the money and Newport cigarettes in the blue bag and if the employee refused, the armed man would shoot the other suspect, according to police.

In fear, police said the employee removed the money from the register drawer and the cigarettes from the counter, and placed them into the blue bag as demanded.

The suspect grabbed the bag and told the employee to move towards the back. Police said the two robbery suspects then fled from the store westbound.

According to San Antonio police, they were unable to find the two men, but said it appeared the two live nearby and might have been hiding somewhere at a known location.

San Antonio police described one of the suspects as a 20- to 22-year-old Hispanic man who is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 140 pounds. He has black hair, brown eyes and wore a red short-sleeved shirt, black jacket, blue long pants and athletic shoes.

The second suspect was described by police as an 18- to 19-year-old Hispanic man who is 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 120 pounds. Police said he has black hair, brown eyes and wore a yellow jacket and black long pants.

Those with information regarding the suspects' identities or their whereabouts are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 224-STOP. Police said Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible for this robbery.