Police in the Sault Ste. Marie area are seeking the public's assistance in solving a robbery that took place early Wednesday morning.

They say around 2 am, two males entered the Mac's Convenience store located on Wellington Street West dressed in black with their faces covered, and one was holding a black handgun while the other was holding a large knife.   

They demanded cash from the till and once money was handed over, the suspects took off on Henrietta Avenue and headed west.

Sonny Spina is a Sault Ste. Marie Police Service Constable.

"At about 2:15 in the morning, we know that two unknown males entered the store. One of them was armed with a firearm and one of them was armed with a large knife. They made a demand of the cashier to turn over all the cash that was in the till. It's obviously a very concerning crime, especially when we see that level of violence." said Spina.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service.