Suspects bear spray Portage la Prairie 7-Eleven, steal bag of chips, a Slurpee

Police in Portage la Prairie, Man. are looking for a group of thieves who filled a convenience store with bear spray before stealing, among other things, a bag of chips and a Slurpee.

Officers were called to the 7-Eleven on Saskatchewan Avenue West around 2 a.m. Tuesday, after five suspects charged into the store and sprayed bear spray before making off with several items, including the late-night munchies.

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One suspect, a 21-year-old man from Portage la Prairie, was arrested nearby.

Charges of robbery, administering a noxious substance, and failure to comply are pending against him.

Police released surveillance video photos of the four outstanding suspects Thursday.

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Anyone with information is asked to call investigators at 204-857-4445 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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Three of four suspects wanted after a 7-Eleven was robbed in Portage la Prairie early Tuesday.
Three of four suspects wanted after a 7-Eleven was robbed in Portage la Prairie early Tuesday. Handout/RCMP

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