Armed robbery at Esso station

Colchester County District RCMP is investigating after responding to an armed robbery at a gas station on Robie St. in Lower Truro.

On February 20, at approximately 6:55 p.m., police responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Esso gas station on Robie St. in Lower Truro. Police learned that a man had entered the gas station and threatened the staff with a weapon while demanding that they open the safe. The man was given cash and cigarettes and he then fled the scene. No one was injured during the incident.

The man was described as white, was wearing a grey hoodie, black pants, sunglasses and a black hat. Police believe that the man may have tried to get into a vehicle near the McDonald’s on Robie St. before fleeing that area on foot as well.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Colchester County District RCMP at 902-893-6827. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submit a secure web tip at, or use the P3 Tips App.

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