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Calgary mall workers pepper-sprayed in 2 separate incidents: police

Calgary police are investigating two incidents involving pepper spray. File/Global News

Calgary police are investigating two separate reported incidents involving pepper spray that occurred on Thursday evening.

According to police, the Bay at South Centre Mall was evacuated around 7 p.m. after a sales clerk was allegedly sprayed while attempting to stop a group of shoplifters. She was treated at the scene by paramedics.

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Police say three male suspects, believed to be in their teens or 20s, are wanted in connection with the incident.

RCMP say there was a similar situation at the CrossIron Mills shortly before 8:30 p.m.

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According to investigators, a store employee at the mall was sprayed by a suspect, who then allegedly fled with some stolen goods.

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Police have not indicated the two incidents are connected.

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