Two thieves in St. John's used bear spray as their weapon of choice during a robbery early Saturday morning.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary were called to Irving on Topsail Road around 3:30 a.m.

Staff reported that two people entered the store and sprayed them with a substance believed to be bear spray.

Police said the suspects left with cigarettes and an undisclosed amount of cash, and were last seen running toward Burgeo Street. 

No arrests have been made, and the RNC continues to investigate the incident.