The Raleigh Police Department is seeking public assistance as it works to identify and arrest the suspect seen in the this surveillance photo.

At about 9:45 p.m. Wednesday, the suspect entered the Harris Teeter store at 6024 Falls of Neuse Rd. After spending a short time in the store, the suspect approached a cashier and demanded money, implying he had a weapon. After the cashier complied with the  suspect's demand, he immediately left the store.

The suspect is described as a black male with a thin build who stands about 5 feet 10 inches tall. He was said to be in his 20s to 30s, was clean shaven, and had short hair, and was wearing the clothing seen in the surveillance photo - a brown baseball cap, light-colored shirt, blue jeans, and black shoes.

Anyone with information that might assist detectives is asked to either call Raleigh CrimeStoppers at (919) 834-HELP or to go to the CrimeStoppers Web site at for instructions on how to report a tip online or by text message. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that help solve cases.