Police responded to the 7-Eleven at 398 S. Schmidt Road at about 2:40 a.m. after a report of an armed robbery, police said.
Five male suspects, aged 17-24, entered the store armed with handguns and demanded the clerk open the registers, police said. The suspects took cash and cigarettes and one punched the clerk before fleeing in a black four-door sedan.
The clerk was able to flee the store and call police. He did not require medical attention, police said. The clerk's family said he had been working at the 7-Eleven for a week.
Some of what was stolen was later recovered by evidence teams in the 7-Eleven's parking lot, police said.