Two ladies in Minnesota are wanted for aggravated robbery after they were caught on video surveillance macing a store employee while going off with baskets full of unpaid items on Black Friday.
Blaine Police issued the images of two females, thought to be in their early 20s, who were caught taking from the Burlington Coat Factory in the Northtown Mall at around 9 p.m. on the famous shopping day.
The suspects can be seen trying to leave the store with two red baskets full of items when a loss prevention officer runs over and clutches on to the carts. While he runs to take hold of the items, one of the suspects uses what police consider was mace on the officer.
The ladies leave the store empty-handed but returned seconds next to recover the merchandise they initially sought to make off with.
One bystander was hit over during the quarrel while another employee, who went over to tend to her, was brought to the hospital after being exposed to the mace.
The suspects face aggravated burglary charges.
Blaine Police Department returned but both women had fled mall premises. While one of the employees scattered recovered at the store, the other reportedly had to be brought to a nearby hospital to be treated.
Police are requesting the public’s help in identifying the ladies responsible, who will reportedly face aggravated assault charges. Blaine Police can be reached at (763) 427-1212.