RCMP looking for three pepper spray robbery suspects

By Sheldon Spackman
December 29, 2017 - 11:03am

Red Deer RCMP are looking for three suspects after a robbery with pepper spray at a Parkland Mall kiosk Friday morning.

It happened shortly before 10 a.m. when Mounties allege three men stole cell phones from the display counter of a Best Buy / Telus kiosk and sprayed several victims with pepper spray as they fled.

Police remain on scene and are conducting a search for the suspects who are described as three black men wearing black hoodies and believed to be in their mid-twenties - one wearing a blue bandana.

RCMP say the suspects fled through the mall’s east doors after shoving a security guard who tried to stop them.

A number of people were affected by the pepper spray which induces coughing and discomfort but no lasting injuries. Its effects can be neutralized by flushing eyes with water.

No other injuries were reported during the robbery.

RCMP continue their investigation and will issue an update when more information becomes available.

If you have any information regarding this incident, contact Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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