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

Oakridge Apple Robbers Use Bear Spray


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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