The 7-Eleven Convenience store on Shanghai Street, Yau Ma Tei. Photo: Google Maps

Police arrested a 21-year-old unemployed man from Sha Tin on suspicion of robbing  a convenience store of about US$385 in cash in Yau Ma Tei on Monday, they announced at a media briefing yesterday evening.

A search of his home yielded items of clothing that matched the description of the robber, together with a gun-shaped object that officers believe was used in the crime, local media reported.

The robber had spent no more than a minute at the scene, avoided putting his fingerprints on any items, Acting Superintendent Lam Chi-yuen of Yau Tsim District (Crime) said.