A Monroe County drugstore was robbed early today.

State police at Fern Ridge said the robbery occurred at the Rite Aid pharmacy located at the intersection of state routes 115 and 209, in Chestnuthill Township, about 2:30 a.m.

A white male entered the store with a knife and demanded the cashier open the register. The cashier was unable to open the register and called for the manager.

The suspect then removed cartons of cigarettes and some individual packs of cigarettes. He then left the store about two minutes before the manager arrived.

The suspect was last seen on foot heading south on 209. It is believed that he had a vehicle somewhere close in the area.

The suspect was described as being about six-feet tall, weighing about 220 pounds, with black stockings covering his face. He was wearing tan or brown shoes, blue jeans, light colored gloves, and a black hooded sweat shirt with "HVAC&R," in white letters on the back and an unknown white lettering on the left front chest area.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at 570-646-2271.