Lunenburg District RCMP responded to a call of an armed robbery at a pharmacy on Hwy. 10 today shortly after 11 a.m. About 90 minutes later, they arrested a 48-year-old man without incident in connection with the robbery. The man was located in a vehicle in New Germany.
The man entered the pharmacy with what appeared to be a handgun and demanded money and narcotics. There were several staff members at the pharmacy, and no other people inside the store at the time. No one was hurt during the robbery and the suspect did get away on foot with a quantity of cash and narcotics.
Although the suspect is in custody, Lunenburg District RCMP is asking for anyone who has information or witnessed the incident to call them at 902 527-5555, or should you wish to remain anonymous, citizens can also call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), text TIP202 + your message to 'CRIMES' (274637) or by secure online tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca.
The investigation is continuing.