The Carter County Tennessee Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed burglary at the Scotchman BP convenience store in Roan Mountain December 23.

The Avery Journal reports officials say a store employee stated that a male wearing a black hoodie with a purple mask entered the store, slid the employee a note a threatening statement on it, demanding money and cigarettes.

The employee provided the items to the masked man, who then fled the store.

The incident continues to be under investigation by Carter County Sheriff's Office.