A La Ronge restaurant owner is dead after what RCMP are treating as a homicide in the northern Saskatchewan town.

Simon Grant, the 64-year-old owner of Lousiana’s Bar B Que restaurant on Studer Street, died in hospital Monday, less than 48 hours after police responded to an armed robbery and found him seriously injured at the business.

The call came in to RCMP just before 11 p.m. Saturday. Investigators believe masked men entered the restaurant and assaulted Grant before fleeing the scene with cash.

The owner was taken to La Ronge Hospital before he was airlifted to Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, where he died. His death is being treated as a homicide, RCMP say.

RCMP major crimes police are leading the investigation alongside the coroner’s office and police from Prince Albert and Tisdale.

Investigators are looking to speak with anyone with information or who was near Lousiana’s Bar B Que on Saturday night.