Thieves Use Bear Mace to Rob Apple Store in Vancouver

Vancouver authorities on scene at Oakridge Mall, after thieves took off with stolen products. (Source: National Post)

Vancouver authorities investigate Apple Store robbery at Oakridge Mall. (Source: National Post)

Vancouver Police continue to look for three male suspects after the trio stormed into an Apple Store at Oakridge Mall in Vancouver, Canada, shortly before closing, wielding bear mace and stealing an unknown quantity of iPods, iPads and MacBooks. Apple keeps a limited number of products on the showroom floor, with authorities claiming that only a “small number of electronics” were stolen.

The attack is said to have occurred shortly before 7:00 PM local time, according to the National Post, with approximately 40 customers in the store at the time. Five individuals had to be treated by paramedics after exposure to the bear spray, which has an active ingredient derived from cayenne peppers. The suspects are believed to have fled by car, while local authorities continue to investigate the crime.

[National Post]

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