CHICO, Calif. -

Chico police are on the lookout for a pair of men, one of whom brandished a gun when confronted for apparently trying to shoplift items from a grocery store.

The incident happened Friday just after 5:30 p.m. at the Raley's on W. East Avenue.

After two men were seen trying to hide items in an attempt to steal them, a store employee confronted them.

One of the men allegedly lifted up his shirt to reveal a gun in his waistband.

The employee backed away and the two men left the store and fled the area on bicycles.

Police searched the area but were unable to locate the men.

The first is described as a 30-year-old white male, about 6 feet 1 inches tall, wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans and armed with a black handgun.

The other is described as a 30-year-old white or Hispanic male, about 6 foot tall with a medium build, wearing a blue t-shirt and black shorts.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Chico Police Department.