Around 5:40 p.m. on Wednesday, a clerk at Sears at 4900 Midway Mall in Elyria was counting the money in her cash register when a man approached her, Elyria Police Capt. Chris Costantino said.
The clerk described the man as black, around 6-feet tall and somewhere between 170 and 180 pounds.
He came around the side of the counter and bumped into her with his shoulder, knocking her out of the way as he took an undisclosed amount of money from the open register, Costantino said.
The man immediately left the store and ran north.
Costantino said police are looking into the incident and trying to see if any other similar cases have occurred around Elyria in the recent past.