On Tuesday morning Natick, Mass., police responded to Long's Jewelers located at 323 Speen Street for a report of an armed robbery.
According to police, the suspect entered the store and asked employees questions about various watches before showing a semi-automatic pistol.
The suspect placed the gun in a bag and ran for the door without taking any merchandise.
Police say an employee crossed the suspect's path at which point the suspect sprayed the employee with what police believe to be pepper spray.
No other employees were injured.
The Natick Police K9 Unit, Wayland Police Department, Framingham Police Department, Massachusetts State Police K9 Units, and Detail Officers searched the area for the suspect but were unable to locate him.
The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 30 years old, 6 feet 2 inches tall, wearing a dark coat, blue jeans, brown shoes, a red cap, beard, and wearing glasses.
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According to a witness the suspect also had a Clark's brown bag in his hand.
Police are asking for the public's help in identifying the suspect.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Natick Police Department.