HALIFAX -- Police are investigating after a Dartmouth convenience store was robbed at knifepoint on Friday night.

Halifax Regional Police say at 11:27 p.m. on September 4, they were called to a robbery at Highfield Variety located at 94 Highfield Park Drive in Dartmouth.

Police say a man entered the store and produced a knife to the lone female employee, who was stocking the fridge. Police say he told her to “give me cash and cigarettes, do not press security button or call anyone”.

The suspect then went behind the counter with the employee and took money from the till as he had the employee fill a re-usable green Sobey’s bag with cigarettes.

Police say the woman was not injured.

Police say the suspect fled the store and turned left, running down the pathway between 94 Highfield Park Dr. and 96 Highfield Park.

The suspect is described as a man approximately 30 years old, five-feet-nine-inches tall and heavy set.

At the time of the robbery, police say he was wearing a burgundy hooded sweatshirt with the hood pulled up over a dark ball cap he was wearing on his head.

The man was also wearing a dark mask, gloves, grey sweat pants with a black line from the pocket to the knee on both sides of the pants and grey sneakers with white soles.

Multiple units, including a K9 officer responded to the scene and participated in a search for the suspect, however, no one was located.

Anyone with information on the incident of the identity of the suspect is asked to call police or Crime Stoppers.