TIMMINS -- Timmins Police officials say freshly fallen snow helped officers locate a suspect after an armed robbery early Sunday morning.

Police have charged a 30-year-old Timmins man with armed robbery. Police allege the man, armed with a knife, demanded cash from an employee at the Petro Canada gas station located at the intersection of Algonquin Boulvard and Mountjoy Street South.

They say it happened around 3:00 a.m. and that he fled on foot.

According to police, the emergency response team followed foot tracks in the snow to a residence on Commercial Avenue. 

The man had a bail hearing Sunday afternoon. He was released from custody on strict conditions. 

Police have completed their examination of the scene.