According to an RCMP media release, at 9:50 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 24, the Barrington RCMP were called to the scene of an alleged robbery at a grocery store on Highway 3.
Three staff members were present, say the RCMP, and they witnessed the lone male suspect produce a knife and a note that demanded money.
No one was injured. The suspect fled the store on foot with a quantity of cash.
The RCMP Southwest Nova Police Dog Service was called to assist with attempting to locate the suspect, but did not locate anyone in the area. The investigation has since determined that an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) was likely used by the suspect.
The suspect was described as a white male with blond hair, wearing a black bandana across his face, a white and grey striped shirt and dark pants.
The RCMP is asking anyone with information about this incident to contact Barrington RCMP at 902-637-2325 or 1-800-803-RCMP (7267). Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can also contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or text TIP202 + your message to 'CRIMES' (274637) or submit tips by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca.
This is the third incident identified as a theft or robbery in Shelburne County this summer.
On July 29, the RCMP say a masked individual entered the Irving on Highway 3 in Barrington Passage at 6:15 a.m. and demanded money and cigarettes. The male and female employees, alone in the store at the time, turned over a quantity of cash and cigarettes. No weapon was seen and no one was hurt. The man exited the store and fled the area.
At that time the suspect was described as a 6-foot tall white man in his late twenties with brown hair and a slender build.
More recently the RCMP reported they were investigating an alleged break and enter said to have occurred in Sable River on Aug. 15, sometime between 4:40 and 5:10 a.m. The RCMP say in that instance the culprit(s) got away using an ATV.
Anyone who has seen or heard anything in relation to this incident was asked to contact the Shelburne RCMP detachment at 902-875-2490 or to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
A provincial RCMP spokesperson said Friday the police did not know if any of these incidents were connected.