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.
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.
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.