The Foodland grocery store in Belledune was the scene of an attempted armed robbery Wednesday by a man with a knife.

The robber was wearing a red, blue and white plaid jacket, blue jeans and a fur cap with beige and dark markings. His face was covered.

The man approached a cashier around 6 p.m. and demanded cash. He spoke English and did not have an accent.

Employees went to the rear of the store and the man fled on foot, heading south on Main Street.

No one was injured.

RCMP have released images from the store's surveillance camera and ask that anyone who recognizes the man contact the Bathurst detachment.


The suspect was wearing a red, white and blue plaid jacket, blue jeans and a fur cap. (RCMP)