March 14, 2018 12:24 pm

New Brunswick RCMP investigating armed robbery at convenience store

RCMP are investigating an armed robbery at a convenience store in Moncton, N.B., on March 13, 2018

Courtesy of Wade Perry

New Brunswick RCMP are investigating an armed robbery at a convenience store in Moncton on Tuesday night.

According to police, a man armed with what appeared to be a rifle entered the Shopping Basket Store on Humphrey Street at approximately 10:15 p.m.

The man demanded money from the employee working at the store before fleeing with an undisclosed amount of cash.

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The Mounties say that no one was injured during the incident.

The man is described as being in his early 30s standing 5’7″ tall with a slim build.

According to one passerby, police armed with rifles carried out stop checks in the area surround the convenience store as they searched for the suspect.

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At the time of the incident the man was wearing a mask, a grey hooded sweatshirt and black pants.

RCMP say their investigation is ongoing and are asking that anyone with information contact them at 506-857-2400.

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