A man robbed a Mid-City specialty health retail store using a garden tool as a weapon, New Orleans police said.

Around 6:40 p.m. Monday, a man entered GNC in the 400 block of North Carrollton Avenue, looked around the store and left, the New Orleans Police Department said in a preliminary offense log.

The suspect returned 15 minutes later, produced a “garden tool” and allegedly demanded the clerk open the register. The suspect took $700 and ordered the clerk to the back of the store before fleeing, police said.