NEW BEDFORD - Police are investigating an armed robbery Tuesday night at JC's Corner Variety Store, located at 377 Cedar Street in New Bedford.

Police were called to the store at 7:48 p.m. when a clerk reported that two men entered the store armed with a suspected firearm. The two men forced their way behind the counter, with one of the men jumping over it.

The clerk said one of the men pointed the suspected firearm at him and demanded money.

The men stole cash, and cartons and packs of cigarettes and food from the counter, which they placed in a backpack. They fled on foot north on Cedar Street, followed by a blue Chevy Trailblazer that might have been involved.

The males were described as white males in their early 20s, dressed in black clothing with black hooded sweatshirts.