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Store employee sprayed with bear mace during armed robbery in Dauphin: police

Store employee sprayed with bear mace during armed robbery in Dauphin: police

Store employee sprayed with bear mace during armed robbery in Dauphin: police image
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A man is facing charges after police say an employee was sprayed with bear mace during a robbery in Dauphin early Wednesday.

Police were called about a robbery at a business on Main Street South around 3:35 a.m.

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They say the male suspect stole items and fled on foot after spraying bear mace at the employee working in the store.

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Officers were able to catch up with the suspect a short distance from the business. The man, who police say had bear spray on him, was arrested without incident.

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A 30-year-old man has been charged with robbery, assault with a weapon, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, unauthorized possession of a weapon, and failing to comply.

The suspect has been remanded into custody, and police continue to investigate.

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