Colchester County RCMP are investigating a robbery that occurred at a local convenience store.
On Sunday morning at 6:45 a.m., Colchester RCMP responded to a panic alarm at the Needs Store on East Prince Street.
Preliminary investigation determined that a lone suspect entered the store with his face covered and indicated to the female employee that he had a weapon. He requested money and cigarettes and left the scene on foot with an undetermined amount of money. An RCMP police dog was called in and containment was set-up with the assistance of Truro Police Service, the suspect was not located. Police believe a get-away vehicle was waiting for the suspect, no one was injured.
The suspect is described as white male, approximately 19 years old, wearing a black coat, grey hoodie, grey scarf across his face and white leather gloves. Police are asking anyone with information about this incident or any other unsolved crime to come forward. People can contact any RCMP office or Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), texting TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) or by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca. Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash reward from $50 – $2000.