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UPDATE: Kamloops police looking for suspect who pepper-sprayed teens

May 17, 2016 - 8:10 AM

KAMLOOPS - Police are looking for an unidentified man who had an altercation with three teens near a convenience store before he pepper-sprayed them.

At 4:30 p.m., yesterday, May 16, police were called to the 7-Eleven convenience story in the 1800-block of Tranquille Road, according to a release issued this morning, May 17. The three teens told them 'there had been a disagreement over a bicycle' with the man who struck one of them with a baton before spraying them and leaving the area.

Police were unable to find the man. The teens were treated by paramedics.

RCMP believe a pepper-spray attack in Brocklehurst yesterday is not linked to a similar incident in the North Shore last week, when a grocery store had to be evacuated because someone sprayed bear spray in the store.

Anyone who may have seen the recent incident and can provide a description of the suspect is asked to call the Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

This story was updated at 11:53 a.m., Tuesday, May 17, 2016, to include new information from Kamloops RCMP.

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