Pruning Shears Used in Merced Store Robbery

Right now, Merced police are looking for a man who robbed a store Tuesday.

But he didn't use a gun or a knife.

He was armed with pruning shears.

It happened at a store on Yosemite parkway near Anderegg.

Police say the man demanded money after point the shears at the clerk.

But the clerk said "no."

So the man went over to a cell phone display, cut the security cable with the shears, took a phone, and left.

The man is 5-4, 140 pounds, and has tattoos on his arm and neck.

Anyone with information is asked to call Merced police.