Police in Vancouver seek suspects in masked invasion of downtown Gucci store

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VANCOUVER — Police in Vancouver have released months-old footage of a take-over-style robbery involving bear spray at a downtown retailer.

The security footage shows two masked men entering a Gucci store on Dec. 9.

They deploy bear spray in the face of a staff member before grabbing what police say was about $20,000 in merchandise off the shelves.

Police say the 33-year-old security guard was incapacitated by the attack and fled through an emergency exit to hide in a stairwell with three other employees.

They say the staff members were treated by paramedics.

Although the video was obtained early in the investigation, police say they did not release it until now for investigative reasons without elaborating further.

"We know someone out there will know who these men are," Const. Tania Visintin says.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 27, 2022.

The Canadian Press

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