A man who asked a Sunset District business for change actually had a less equitable transaction in mind, robbing the place at gunpoint once the cash register's drawer was safely open.

It all happened at 11 p.m. Thursday, at a business on the commercial area of 24th Avenue and Noriega Street.

According to the San Francisco Police Department, a man in his 20s entered the business "to get change," but when the person behind the counter opened the register, the suspect instead "pulled out a handgun and pointed it" at the victim, demanding the now-exposed cash.

The victim gave up the loot without incident, police say, and the suspect hopped into a nearby vehicle driven by a second man. They were last spotted heading west on Noriega, and remain at large as of Friday morning.