Pictou District RCMP investigating Plymouth armed robbery

RCMP

Pictou District RCMP are investigating an armed robbery in Plymouth Tuesday morning.

Officers responded around 4:00 a.m. to a call of an armed robbery at a service station on East River Road.

RCMP say a lone suspect entered the store with a hatchet and demanded cash and cigarettes from the cashier, who complied and was unhurt.

The suspect fled the store on foot and the cashier pressed the panic button, which alerted police.

Police say two witnesses who were outside saw the suspect get into the passenger side of a blue four-door hatchback, which quickly left the area towards New Glasgow on Park Street.

RCMP describe the suspect as a white male, standing approximately 6' tall with a heavy build and shaved head who was wearing a black hoodie, dark shorts, white socks, black shoes and a black face covering.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Pictou District RCMP at 902-755-5151 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).