A man who shoplifted at the Lowe’s store in Dayville hit a store employee with his car while fleeing from the scene, according to state police.

The shoplifter stole items from the Lowe’s Home Improvement Store at 1150 Killingly Commons in Dayville just before 3 p.m. Friday, set off the alarm and fled toward a car in the parking lot, where a female passenger was waiting, according to police.