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Winnipeg teens charged in robbery, bear spraying at convenience store

Three Winnipeg teens are charged after bear spray was sprayed during a convenience store robbery Monday. File/Global News

Police used a K9 unit to help track down three teenage suspects after a convenience store employee was allegedly hit with bear spray during a robbery Monday.

Police investigated the reported robbery at a store in the 100 block of Marion Street just before noon.

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Investigators say three suspects stole various food and beverage items from the store before discharging a can of bear spray at the employee behind the counter.

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Officers were able to track down the suspects at a nearby hotel with help from police dogs.

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Three males, aged 15, 16, and 17, are facing charges.

All three have since been released on a promise to appear in court.

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