Halifax Regional Police are investigating a robbery that occurred earlier this morning in Halifax.
At 9:40 a.m., police responded to a report of a robbery at the Petro Canada Service Station on Bayers Road near Bayers Road Centre.
A single male suspect entered the store and confronted the single employee who was working behind the counter.
The suspect placed a black reusable cloth bag on the counter and demanded cigarettes and money. He indicated he had a weapon inside the pocket of his hoodie but it was never shown.
The suspect then went behind the counter and stole an undisclosed amount of money and cigarettes placing them in the bag and fleeing the store running east on Bayers Road.
The employee was not injured.
The suspect is described as a white male, between 20- to 30-years-old, having a slim build, 5'7" and weighing around 145 pounds. He had a tattoo on the right of his neck and another tattoo on the top of his right hand from his thumb to his index finger.
He was also wearing a maroon-coloured hoodie with white lettering that read "Canada," a black ball cap, blue face mask, black pants and black shoes.
The black reusable cloth bag he was carrying had a white symbol.
Multiple police officers attended the scene and looked for the suspect. An investigator with the Forensic Identification Unit also attended the scene.
Anyone with information is asked to call the police at 902-490-5016. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or using the P3 Tips App.