Essex County OPP are investigating an armed robbery outside the Shoppers Drug Mart in Belle River on Friday afternoon.

Police say two female employees of the drug store were taking a deposit to the bank when they were robbed by a male holding a knift around 1:30 p.m.

He reportedly grabbed the deposit bag from one of the women, and in doing so pushed the other the ground. Neither of the women were injured.

The suspect fled in a black Mazda and was last seen driving eastbound on Notre Dame Avenue.

The suspect is described as being in his early 20s, 5’5” tall with dark hair and wearing a blue shirt and black pants.

Police are looking for a black Mazda with Ontario licence plates BMJX 556.

Anyone who comes across this vehicle is asked not to touch it in any manner and to contact police immediately.

Witnesses are asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 519-258-TIPS.