Mace and stun gun used to rob Northshore lingerie store

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
December 13, 2017 - 11:52 am
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Northshore cops are looking for five suspects they say tazed and pepper sprayed workers at Victoria's Secret in Mandeville.

"Store staff called 911 after five (5) individuals made out with stacks of merchandise valued in excess of $1,500.00. Two of the thieves were armed; one with mace, the other with a stun gun,"  Chief of Police Gerald Sticker said in a news release. "One of the suspects sprayed two of the employees with the mace while a third employee was shocked with the stun gun."

It happened at the Premier Shopping Center. 

"The suspects fled the scene in what was described as a silver Honda sedan... The suspects were described as African American females; three were light skinned and two were dark skinned, and all were between 5'5" and 5'10" in height. They are all believed to be in their 20's. One of the subjects had red hair, another had a pony tail, a third one had a thick braid, and the shortest suspect had a blue baseball cap."

Sticker says that this is much more than a felony shoplifting. 

"We are treating this as an armed robbery which carries a much stiffer penalty. Our detectives are actively working this case and we are asking anyone with information to call the Mandeville Police Department at (985) 626-9711."

Police provided the video below showing the suspects...


 

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