Police are looking for the public's assistance in finding Ronald Jason Fitzgerald, a man wanted for armed robbery at the Davanna's jewelry store in the Avalon Mall on Thursday night.

Ronald Jason Fitzgerald

Ronald Jason Fitzgerald, 41, is wanted for one count of armed robbery. (RNC)

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary put out a warrant for Fitzgerald's arrest on Friday afternoon. 

The public is warned not to approach Fitzgerald if they see him, but to call police immediately.

Police say the robbery took place around 7:30 p.m. Thursday night. No one was injured, but the armed man fled with a "significant quantity of merchandise."

According to a witness to the robbery, a man entered the store and threatened a clerk.

The store was closed following the incident, although the Avalon Mall remained open as police investigated and dusted for fingerprints.

An investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to contact the RNC or Crime Stoppers.

Davanna's jewelry store

Davanna's jewelry store in the Avalon Mall was held up on Thursday night. (Katie Breen/CBC)