Vancouver store owner bear-sprayed during robbery

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Vancouver business owner assaulted by theft suspect
A downtown Vancouver business owner who tried to stop a crime in progress ended up getting assaulted Friday. Julia Foy reports – Oct 1, 2022

A business owner in downtown Vancouver was attacked during a robbery on Friday, according to police.

Vancouver police said a man tried stealing from a clothing store on Howe and Helmcken streets, when he was confronted by the owner, just after 4 p.m.

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Once confronted, the suspect bear-sprayed the owner, then stole more clothing on the way out of the store, according to police.

Investigators said they are working to identify the suspect but did not provide a description of the suspect.

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Anyone with potential information regarding the attack and robbery is asked to contact Vancouver police at 604-717-2541.

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