Southern Regional Police say this man made off with potpourri and cash during an armed robbery at Planet RYO in Shrewsbury on Saturday.
Southern Regional Police say this man made off with potpourri and cash during an armed robbery at Planet RYO in Shrewsbury on Saturday. (submitted)

A fresh-smelling armed robber made off with potpourri and cash after holding up a Shrewsbury smoke shop Saturday evening.

A man waiving a large knife entered Planet RYO, located at 12 Constitution Ave., about 6:40 p.m. and demanded potpourri and money, according to Southern Regional Police.

The robber fled the store with the dried fragrant plant material and an undisclosed amount of cash, police said.

The robber is described as a white male between 5-foot-11 and six-foot-one. He was last seen wearing a sweatshirt, pants, sneakers and a mask over his face, police said.

A red Ford Explorer may have been used in the robbery, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 854-5571 or 235-3944.