The Bristol, Va police department is looking for the man who is accused of shoplifting.

It happened around 7pm at the Home Depot on Lee Highway in Bristol, Va.

Police say a man was loading approximately $800 worth of merchandise in his vehicle when the store clerk approached and asked him if he had paid for the items.

After it was determined that he had not, the employee told the man that they were calling the police.

The suspect then pulled out a container of pepper spray or some type of mace, and holding it up in a threatening manner, strongly advised against calling the police.

The suspect then got into his vehicle and left the scene.

A description of the suspect or vehicle has not been released.

If you have information about this robbery called the Bristol, Va police department at 276-645-7400.