Robber pepper sprays victim during cell phone store robbery

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by KHOU.com staff

khou.com

Posted on May 15, 2013 at 6:07 PM

Updated Wednesday, May 15 at 6:20 PM

HARRIS COUNTY, TX – Deputies are searching for two men who pepper sprayed a store employee as they robbed an area cell phone store.

It happened at about 6:35 p.m. on May 3 in the 3300 block of South State Highway 6 in Harris County.

Investigators said two men entered the store and browsed electronics for about ten minutes, before one approached the service counter as the other held open the front door of the business. 

Deputies said the man near the register pepper sprayed the victim and fled the store with stolen merchandise. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers of Houston at 713-222-TIPS (8477). 

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