Masked man with knife robs Springhill service station

Masked man with knife robs Springhill service station

January 26, 2019, Springhill, Nova Scotia… At 2:22 pm, Springhill RCMP responded to an armed robbery at a service station on Highway 2 in Springhill.

A man entered the service station, approached the clerk and demanded she open the till. After the clerk refused, the man attempted to open the till himself; he was holding a knife with an approximately six-inch serrated blade. There was a brief altercation between the man and the clerk. The man fled the service station with an unknown amount of cash, and left the scene in the passenger seat of a newer model black Toyota Corolla, which had been waiting nearby.


The suspect is described as white, approximately 5’6″ tall, and 18 – 20 years old. He was wearing a blue hooded windbreaker, dark camouflage jogging pants, tight at the ankles, and a black face mask. The suspect may have an injury to his head or face resulting from the altercation with the clerk. No one else was injured during the incident.

The robbery is still under investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Springhill RCMP at 902-597-3770. 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. Police file number 2019118095 refers.