The Quesnel RCMP detachment has increased patrols after an armed robbery early Tuesday morning.
Mounties say a lone male armed with an axe entered an Anderson Drive convenience store just after 5 a.m.
There were no injuries, but the suspect fled with a small amount of cash, lottery tickets, and cigarettes.
He left the area in an older model white SUV.
The suspect, who was wearing a black mask, is described as approximately six feet tall with a medium build.
Anyone with information should contact the Quesnel RCMP or Crime Stoppers.