Oakridge Apple Robbers Use Bear Spray

03/04/2013 11:44 EST | Updated 05/04/2013 05:12 EDT

Police are looking for three men who discharged bear spray and robbed the Apple store in Vancouver's Oakridge mall on Monday evening.

The robbery happened just before 7 p.m. when about 40 customers were in the store, said Vancouver police in a news release. Paramedics treated five people at the scene for exposure to bear spray.

The suspects stole a "small number of electronics" before running out of the mall, said police.

A police dog unit searched the area and recovered some of the stolen items but the men remain at large.

In January, two men robbed a jewelry store at gunpoint in downtown Vancouver's Pacific Centre Mall then fled in a cloud of bear spray. No one was hurt but two mall customers were treated for exposure to the spray.

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