The Mac's convenient store in Lumby was robbed by knife early Sunday morning.

The Mac's convenient store in Lumby was robbed by knife early Sunday morning.

Lumby store robbed at knife point

A lone male entered the Mac’s in Lumby around 1 a.m. Sunday morning

A female convenience store clerk in Lumby was held at knife point early Sunday morning.

A lone male entered the Mac’s in Lumby around 1 a.m. Sunday morning.

“The man had locked the door leading outside, and held a knife to the female employee, forcing her to sit on the floor behind the till for a period of time,” said Cst. Jocelyn Noseworthy, RCMP spokesperson.

An undisclosed amount of cash, lottery tickets and cigarettes were stolen.

The suspect is described as 5’6”, a medium build wearing a grey or light brown hooded sweatshirt, blue or black pants, dark running shoes with a white line on the sole, a black mask covering his lower face, sunglasses and black and yellow mechanic gloves.

“This was a violent robbery where the female employee was forcibly confined and threatened with a knife,” said Noseworthy.

“Although not physically injured the employee has been significantly traumatized by this incident.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the Lumby RCMP at 250-547-2151 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Check back for a photo of the suspect, which is expected to be released by RCMP.