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RCMP investigating attempted armed robbery, Pictou, N.S.

Pictou District RCMP is investigating an attempted armed robbery that occurred approximately two hours ago.

On Sunday at approximately 8 p.m., RCMP responded to an attempted armed robbery that occurred at the Irving on Church St.

Preliminary investigation determined that a lone male armed with a weapon entered the business and demanded money. A short time later, the suspect left the business empty handed and walked to a light green Chrysler Sebring parked a short distance away. The suspect is described as 5′ 8′, approximately 190 lbs and stocky. He was wearing a blue hoody, a white cap and a towel with eye holes cut out. No further description is available.

If you believe you have any information regarding this incident, please contact any RCMP Detachment, local police or Crime Stoppers anonymously anytime at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by their 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 award from $50 – $2000.

Source: Release

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