May 14, 2014 10:51 am

Suspect pepper sprays store employee during armed robbery

Suspects at large after employee pepper sprayed during robbery of a Saskatoon convenience store on Tuesday morning.

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SASKATOON – Police are looking for suspects after an employee of a Saskatoon convenience store was pepper sprayed during an armed robbery on Tuesday morning.

Police say two people, a masked man and woman armed with a knife, entered the store in the 1500-block of Rayner Avenue just before 10 a.m. and demanded cash from the female employee.

She was then peppered sprayed by the man. The suspects then fled in a grey Chevrolet Lumina.

The employee was treated at the scene for the effects of pepper spray.

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Around 20 minutes later, police received a call from a resident in the 500-block of Avenue J North who said a vehicle had parked behind her house and four people then fled on foot.

The vehicle turned out to be a Chevrolet Lumina.

Patrol and canine units were called out but were unsuccessful in tracking down the suspects.

The man is described as First Nations, around 5’10” with an average build. He was wearing a black hoodie with the hood up and a black bandana with a white logo.

The woman is described as First Nations in her early 20’s with a thin build. She was wearing a black hoodie with the hood up along with bandana with white stripes.

Anyone with information is asked to call Saskatoon police at 306-975-8300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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