It was a terrifying Friday morning for a 64-year-old man working at a gas station in Hague, Sask.

Around 3:50 a.m. CST, five masked people went into the station armed with a knife and a gun.

They confronted the employee, forced him to the ground and tied him up with shoelaces.

The suspects stole cigarettes, lottery tickets and an undisclosed amount of cash from the register.

They also stole gas, after filling up before they entered the store, which is on Highway 11 at the north access road into Hague.

The employee, who was alone in the store, was able to get up and call 911 after the suspects left the building.

He wasn't physically injured.

Polices said the suspects were all wearing hoodies or sweatsuits and their faces were covered with balaclavas.

The five took off in a light silver, four-door Pontiac sedan. 

Hague is about 47 kilometres north of Saskatoon.

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Police said the suspects tied up a 64-year-old man, took money and items from the store and then fled in a silver car. (RCMP)