Pictou District RCMP investigate armed robbery

July 21, 2020, Plymouth, Nova Scotia . . . At 4 a.m., members of Pictou District RCMP responded to a call of an armed robbery at a service station on East River Rd. in Plymouth.

RCMP officers responded, and the learned that a lone suspect entered the store with a hatchet, and demanded cash and cigarettes from the cashier. There was no one else in the store at the time. The cashier complied, and no one was hurt. The suspect fled the store and the cashier pressed the panic alarm button, alerting police. Two witnesses who were outside saw the suspect get into the passenger side of a blue four door hatchback vehicle and quickly leave the area, towards New Glasgow on Park St.

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 6-foot tall with a heavy build, with a shaved head, wearing a black hoodie, dark shorts, white socks and black shoes. He was wearing a black face covering. An RCMP police dog and handler, as well as RCMP Forensic Identification Section, are assisting with the investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Pictou District RCMP at 902-755-5151. 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 www.crimestoppers.ns.ca, or use the P3 Tips App.

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