Pepper spray used in Future Shop holdup

SEVERAL Park Royal stores were evacuated Monday after two men reportedly used bear spray to rob a Future Shop.

The suspects entered the electronics store on the south side of the West Vancouver mall just before 11 a.m. and discharged a canister of the noxious repellent before breaking into a display case.

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The men fled on foot, and likely left the area by car, according to police.

The fumes forced the closure and evacuation of the store and of neighbouring businesses. One man was treated at the scene by paramedics and released.

West Vancouver police are investigating the incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact them at 604-9257300.

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