Rome, NY (WIBX) - Rome Police are investigating the robbery and assault of the owner of Bill's Variety store on West Thomas Street.

Police say two men attacked him at about 8:30 Wednesday night as he was entering his vehicle after closing the store for the night.

The men, who were wearing Halloween masks, removed a purse from the vehicle and fled on foot.

They were last seen running northbound on Ashland Avenue.

The shop owner and his wife, who was in the car, were not injured.

Anyone with information is asked to call Rome Police at 339-7715.