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Suspects pepper spray Sobeys employees in botched grocery theft: N.B. RCMP

RCMP are looking for four suspects who allegedly tried to steal two grocery carts full of unpaid products from a Sobeys in Shediac, N.B. Provided/ RCMP

RCMP in New Brunswick are looking for four suspects who allegedly tried to steal two carts of groceries, but who ended up fleeing empty-handed after pepper spraying two employees.

Police were called to the Sobeys on Main Street in Shediac, N.B., on Feb. 17 at around 8:30 p.m.

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According to staff, two suspects had tried to take two grocery carts full of unpaid products to a waiting vehicle.

Instead, there was a confrontation and two Sobeys employees were pepper sprayed.

The vehicle left with three people inside; a fourth person fled on foot.

The employees received medical treatment on scene but were not seriously injured.

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Police are trying to identify the two men and two women who were involved in the incident.

They are described as:

  • A man in his 20s wearing a long grey coat, a Blue Jays baseball hat and blue jeans
  • A woman in her 20s with long black hair, wearing a black puffy jacket, ripped jeans and a white baseball cap
  • A man in his 20s wearing a red and white baseball hat, a black jacket and dark pants
  • A woman in her 20s with long black hair, wearing a grey and red toque, a grey shirt and blue jeans

Anyone with information is asked to call the Shediac Detachment of the Southeast District RCMP at (506) 533-5151 or submit a tip anonymously to Crime Stoppers.

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