Kamloops Mounties seek bear spray suspects

Three men were seen approaching a downtown business before one of the men discharged the substance.

Mounties are searching for a man who discharged bear spray into the front foyer of a business in the 200-block of Victoria Street last weekend, requiring that part of the downtown area to be temporarily cleared.

On Saturday, Feb. 6, at about 8 p.m., Kamloops Mounties responded and saw an orange residue on the foyer’s wall and floor, which had made it difficult for some people to breathe. Police reviewed surveillance and saw three men approach the entrance at 7:36 p.m. One of the men deployed the bear spray before all three fled.

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Two of the men wore dark clothing and appeared to have their hoods up. One man carried two bags: one dark-coloured and one orange. A suspect who fled on a red bike appeared to be a white male with a yellow or bright green cammo jacket.

Anyone who can identify the suspects or has information related to the incident is asked to call Kamloops RCMP and reference file 2021-4059.

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