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Edmonton police respond to robbery at Southgate Centre mall; 1 suspect in custody

Attempted robbery prompts partial evacuation of Southgate Centre
WATCH: Edmonton police say an attempted robbery led to the evacuation of part of Southgate Shopping Centre Monday. Fletcher Kent has the details.

Multiple police vehicles were parked outside of Southgate Centre Monday afternoon, after a robbery occurred at a jewelry store.

Employees at the King’s Fine Jewelry location at the mall confirmed to Global News that the incident involved their store.

Police said that officers were initially called to the mall around 12:25 p.m., after a report that several suspects attempted to rob a jewelry store.

One male suspect was arrested by police and taken into custody, but officials are still looking for two other suspects who fled the mall.

Employees at the mall said it was was chaotic — with people screaming and running away from the area where it happened.

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Police said the suspects allegedly deployed some sort of “noxious spray” during the robbery, with employees at King’s telling Global News they believed it was bear spray.

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Edmonton Fire Rescue Services evacuated the north side of the mall for ventilation purposes.