Halifax Regional Police is investigating a robbery that occurred this evening in Halifax.

At approximately 7:18pm officers responded to a report of a robbery at TJ’s Grocery located at 290 Main Ave. A man entered the store wearing a black mask and immediately approached the counter area and demanded cash and cigarettes while threatening the employee with a knife. The suspect left the store on foot after receiving a quantity of cigarettes and cash. Responding officers assisted by K9 searched the area with negative results. The employee was not injured.

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5’9” to 6’ tall, wearing a black mask, a gray sweater with gray hood and a black vest overtop and Jeans. He was carrying an over the shoulder duffle bag.

Anyone with information on this or any other crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), text TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) or by Secure Web Tips at 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