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Bug spray bandit swatted by Flin Flon police

A 22-year-old Flin Flon woman has been charged after a suspect tried to rob two businesses, armed with bug spray.
A 22-year-old Flin Flon woman has been charged after a suspect tried to rob two businesses, armed with bug spray. Global News File

A bug spray crime spree has ended in charges for a Flin Flon woman.

RCMP were called to a business on Highway 10 A around 8:30 a.m. Friday after a woman with her face covered demanded money, threatening an employee with a can of bug spray.

The woman left empty-handed.

Police say the same suspect then went into another business on Highway 10 A and tried to grab cash from the till after threatening to spray an employee with bug spray.

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The woman once again left empty-handed, say police.

Alexis Chung-Saunders, 22, is charged with two counts of robbery and two counts of disguised with intent to commit an offence.

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Police continue to investigate.

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