MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Tex. (NBC) -- Texas police are searching for the man who pepper-sprayed employees of a high-end jewelry store during a robbery on Wednesday.
Montgomery County sheriff's deputies said the Tiffany's in The Woodlands was held up about 4:25 p.m.
Investigators said the man looked at several rings and was being assisted by a staff member when he pulled an assault rifle out of a bag.
The man took several pieces of jewelry and pepper-sprayed the employees before he ran out the door.
The man was described as black with a dark complexion, 6 feet to 6 feet 2 inches tall, 175 to 180 pounds with long, wavy hair that was pulled back.
He had effeminate mannerisms, investigators said.
He was last seen wearing a light purple T-shirt, dark jeans, a sweater or sweatshirt tied around his waist and a baseball cap.