Salt Lake police are seeking a man who robbed an eastside supermarket this week.

The man, described as white with a scraggly beard and acne-scarred skin, went into the Smith's Food King, 2109 South Ninth East, about 4 a.m. Thursday and asked a stock boy to help him at the checkout stand, a police report said.When at the register, the man was pointing a black, semiautomatic pistol at the employee, the report said. The man demanded the employee clear out the register and then went behind the counter to clean out the till.