MONROE, N.C. A knife-wielding man wearing a green mask and green socks on his hands robbed a Monroe convenience store Sunday night, police say.

The incident took place at the Kangaroo Express at 3503 Weddington Road around 11:15 p.m.

The thief demanded cash after showing a kitchen knife to the male clerk once he entered the store.

Police say the suspect stole cigarettes as well as $50 in cash before running out of the store.

A K9 unit was called to the scene to try and track the man.

If you have any information that can help lead to an arrest, call Monroe police immediately.

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