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Robber Pepper Sprays Victims, Say Police

Two men allegedly fled the scene on Saturday evening.

Robber Pepper Sprays Victims, Say Police

Parsippany Police are on the lookout for two men in connection with a Saturday evening robbery reported at Ibero Express LLC at 1180 Route 46.

When officers responded to the scene at about 6:30 p.m., an employee told them that a Hispanic man entered the business, told workers not to move, and sprayed him and a female co-worker in the eyes with pepper spray, according to PPD spokesperson Yvonne Christiano.

A police statement alleges that two men fled the scene on foot and got away with no proceeds.

One man, reportedly wearing a black sweatshirt, jeans and black sneakers, fled toward Route 46, Christiano said. Police offered no description of the second man, who reportedly fled north in the direction of Hawkins Avenue.

Members of the Rockaway Neck Ambulance Squad treated the pepper-sprayed employees, according to the police statement. The Morris County Criminal Investigative Section was present to process the scene.

An investigation is underway. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Parsippany Police at 973-263-4300.

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