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Suspect sought for armed robbery at Sobeys in Greenwood

Police vehicles could be seen in the parking lot of Sobeys in Greenwood following an armed robbery that occurred shortly after 8 p.m. March 21.
Police vehicles could be seen in the parking lot of Sobeys in Greenwood following an armed robbery that occurred shortly after 8 p.m. March 21. - Ashley Thompson

GREENWOOD – Police are on the lookout for a woman behind an armed robbery that occurred in the pharmacy section of Sobeys in Greenwood March 21.

“Last night at approximately 8:10 p.m., a woman entered a grocery store in Greenwood and handed the pharmacists a note demanding prescription drugs and money,” said Const. Kelli Gaudet of the Kings District RCMP in a media release March 22.

“She told one pharmacist that she had a knife. The woman fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of contin and hydromorphone pills.”

The suspect has been described as a white woman, standing at about five feet, six inches tall with a medium build.

“The suspect had her face covered. No one was injured,” said Gaudet.

The Kings District General Investigation Section (GIS) and is handling the case with assistance from RCMP Police Dog Service (PDS).

Police are asking for information from the public as the investigation continues. Tips can be placed by calling Kings District RCMP at 902-765-3317. Anonymous tips can be placed through Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers: 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or www.crimestoppers.ns.ca

“Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash award,” said Gaudet.

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