The 7-Eleven on Bowen Road was robbed early Thursday when a man walked in, brandished a small handgun and demanded money from the till.
The robbery happened at about 4:30 a.m. and the suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.
A police officer and a police dog unit responded, but were unable to track the suspect, described as Caucasian, about 5-foot-10, with a slim build and blue/green eyes. He wore jeans, a dress style black jacket, black and yellow gloves and a black balaclava with red stitching around the mouth. He also wore grey work boots.
If anyone has information on this crime, please contact the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-22-8477. You can also go online at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com.