Teens pepper-sprayed in Brock incident

By James Peters & Doug Collins
May 16, 2016 - 4:52pm Updated: May 17, 2016 - 9:05am

KAMLOOPS — Police are looking for a suspect following a pepper-spraying incident in Brocklehurst late yesterday afternoon.

According to Corporal Jodi Shelkie, there are still a lot of details unanswered, and police have no suspects, but apparently it all started about 4:30 PM yesterday (Monday) afternoon near the 7-11 convenience store across the street from the Brock Shopping Centre in the 1800 block Tranquille Road.  

Looks like a disagreement between the three victims and another individual over a bicycle.

What kind of disagreement police aren't saying.

During the course of the disagreement, an altercation developed, and one of the victims was hit on the leg with some type of baton.

Shelkie says the suspect then used pepper spray on the victims before fleeing the area.

Police tried to find a suspect to no avail, and there is no description of the suspect.

Corporal Shelkie says barring any description, they're hoping someone may have seen something, and if they did, to call the RCMP or Crimestoppers. The victims were treated on scene by B.C. Ambulance paramedics. 

 

 

Earlier — RCMP and emergency services have rushed to the area of the Brock Shopping Centre after an apparent rash of pepper spray attacks.

At least three victims are reported after incidents near the Save-On Foods grocery store, and the nearby 7-11 store.

It's not known how serious the attacks were, or if a suspect has been identified.

The Safeway store on the North Shore had to be evacuated Friday evening after bear spray was used inside the store.

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