Thieves armed with bear spray rob Apple Store Oakridge Centre in Vancouver

“Bear spray wielding thieves stormed into a Vancouver Apple Store just before closing on Monday, and hit approximately 40 people with the caustic spray before making off with an unknown quantity of iPods, iPads and laptops,” Tristin Hopper reports for The National Post.

“The attack occurred just before 7 p.m., as approximately 40 customers were in the store, according to a statement from Vancouver Police,” Hopper reports. “Five would need to be treated by paramedics for exposure to the chemical, whose active ingredient is derived from cayenne peppers.”

Hopper reports, “Nearby Vancouver Police K9 units were on scene moments after the attack. Although they were unable to find the three males suspects, they discovered a quantity of product discarded by the men as they made their escape. The trio reportedly fled by car. For more than one hour after the attack, the corridors of Oakridge Mall – which is Vancouver’s oldest – were still thick with the odour of the spray.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Maybe somebody should spray some of that stuff around Wall St.

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