Roanoke Rapids police are investigating an armed robbery which occurred around 9:30 p.m. at The Store Next Door on Fifth Street.
Interim Chief Bobby Martin said the person entered the store wearing a mask and showed a weapon.
An undisclosed amount of money was taken. There were no injuries.
The robber fled the store on foot and a canine track indicated the person traveled north toward the apartment complex behind the business.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call the police department at 252-533-2810 or Halifax County Crimestoppers at 252-583-4444.