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Police investigate robbery at Eastern Passage Needs store

Halifax police responded to an armed robbery in Eastern Passage at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday. Alexa MacLean / Global News

Halifax RCMP say they are investigating an armed robbery that occurred Saturday morning at a Needs convenience store in Eastern Passage, N.S.

Police say officers responded to the Main Road scene around 6:30 a.m. but the suspect had already fled.

According to police, the man entered the store with a firearm and demanded cash and cigarettes from an employee.

Police say the suspect was wearing a dark winter jacket, a black mask, a burgundy baseball hat and was carrying a black bag. Halifax RCMP

Police say the suspect took off on foot with the stolen items. No one was injured.

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The man is described as being in his 20s, approximately five feet eight inches tall and of medium build.