A group of young people suspected of shoplifting from the Moorestown Mall returned to the scene of their crime and pepper-sprayed store employees Friday afternoon, according to police.
Moorestown Police said the four suspects—two men and two women—were in Eastern Mountain Sports Thursday afternoon when employees of the store noticed they were acting suspiciously. After they left, the employees noticed several North Face boots and jackets were missing.
The suspects returned to the store Friday afternoon, and the employees were keeping a close eye on them when one of the male suspects left the store, returned and shouted a profanity, before spraying a male and female employee with a chemical agent—most likely pepper spray, police said.
The suspects then left the scene in a white sedan. No other descriptive information was provided for the vehicle or the suspects.
Police said the male employee was taken to the hospital for treatment, while the female employee declined medical attention.
Anyone with information can contact the Moorestown Police at 856-914-3092.