Masked man robs New Minas area service station

New Minas RCMP are investigating an armed robbery in Kings County.

Officers responded to a call for an armed robbery around 4:15 a.m. at a service station on Prospect Road.

RCMP say a man entered the store with a handgun and told the clerk to open the safe.

When the clerk could not open the safe, police say the man took all the cash from the registered, stuffed it in his pockets and ran from the store, heading east towards New Minas.

The man is described as being approximately 30 years old, wearing a black hoodie with a face mask, black pants and gloves.

Anyone with information the incident is asked to contact New Minas RCMP or call Crime Stoppers.