Robbers bear spray Thompson vendor cashier and run off with two dozen beer

Thompson RCMP are investigating a Nov. 16 armed robbery during which a cashier was sprayed with bear spray by suspects who ran off with a 24-pack of beer.

The incident occurred at a Cree Road beer vendor just after 5 p.m. when a male suspect entered the business and asked to buy the beer. When the employee went to retrieve the beer, the first suspect nodded at a second suspect outside, who then ran in and sprayed the cashier, who was treated at Thompson General Hospital for minor injures.

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The first suspect wis a tall male who was wearing a black tuque, a face mask and a camouflage hoodie with a black jacket over it. The second suspect is believed to be a female and was wearing a black face mask, a black hoodie with red writing on the sleeves, grey sweat pants and white sneakers.


Anyone who can identify the suspects or who has information about the robbery can contact Thompson RCMP at 204-677-6909 or Crime stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Tips can also be submitted online at


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