NORTH ADAMS -- Police are investigating an armed robbery Saturday at the Corner Market that saw two suspects, armed with a knife and a handgun, make off with money, cigarettes and lottery tickets.
The two male suspects wanted in connection with the robbery remain at large. A witness told police they were "two dark-skinned males" and were approximately 5 foot, 9 inches tall.
"If anybody saw these suspects on Saturday or shopped in there [Saturday] we would like to talk to them and establish a timeline," North Adams Police Sgt. James Burdick said Saturday.
The men wore masks during the robbery of the 110 River St. store, and one was dressed entirely in black and the other in an orange track suit, according to police.
Police declined to give an exact figure on the amount of money stolen or the value of the other items taken.
The authorities were alerted to the robbery Saturday when a passerby called 911 at 3:55 p.m., after seeing a woman tied up on the floor of the store. Police are unsure of the exact time of the robbery, according to Burdick.
An unidentified 44-year-old woman was the only one working at the store at the time of the robbery and suffered minor injuries, but was not transporter to the hospital. Many details of the robbery remain unclear due to the woman's confusion police say, and she was the sole witness to the alleged crime.
"She was very traumatized," Burdick said.
The North Adams Police called for State Police Crime Scene Services on Saturday and fingerprints and photographs were taken at the store. The Lanesborough Police Department also sent a K-9 unit Saturday.
"It's a fluid investigation. Obviously, there is a lot of stuff we can't divulge at this time because it is an ongoing investigation," Burdick said.
On Sunday, three men found a large number of scratch-off tickets on the Florida section of Route 2.
The men were on their way to go fishing when they saw the tickets littering the road.
The men turned in the approximately six-inch bundle of tickets to North Adams Police on Sunday.
The tickets were not scratched off, and it was unclear if they were related to the robbery.
"Although I might be willing to bet my next paycheck on that," Burdick said.
The Corner Market remained closed Sunday, and the owner of the store, Nazim Daredia could not immediately be reached for comment.
According to Sgt. Burdick, anyone with any information regarding the robbery should contact the North Adams Police at 413-664-4944.