Police investigate armed robbery at Canandaigua Jewelry and Coin Exchange on South Main Street in the city

CANANDAIGUA — A suspect who police say displayed a firearm and then fled from Canandaigua Jewelry and Coin Exchange shortly before noon Tuesday remained at large Tuesday evening.

Canandaigua Police Chief Stephen Hedworth said someone called 911 to report an armed robbery at 232 S. Main St. and reported that a shop employee was the victim.

No one was hurt, and City Police Lt. Scott Ferguson said at the scene police believed the suspect had left the area. Hedworth later confirmed that, but would not give details. It was not clear what was taken in the alleged armed robbery, whether any goods or cash.

“It’s an active investigation,” said Hedworth. He added that since the suspect “was armed at the scene” it is likely the person still has a firearm and people should “be cautious.”

The investigation involves city and state police and the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office.

Hedworth said police are gathering leads and “using our resources” to track down the suspect. If anyone has information they can call City Police at 585-396-5035 and leave a message for Detective PJ Mastracy, or email an officer through http://www.canandaiguanewyork.gov/. Tips can be made anonymously.