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Tear Gas Used in Calgary Jewelry Store Robbery

At least 20 people were treated after exposure to the chemical.

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Suspects deployed tear gas while robbing a jewelry store in Calgary on Saturday afternoon, police said.

The gas made its way into the vents at Paris Jewellers, which is located within Sunridge Mall, Global News reports. The entire mall had to be evacuated.

A “hectic scene” ensued, and at least 20 people were sent for treatment after exposure to the gas, according to the Calgary Fire Department.

“Some merchandise” was taken, according to police. The value was unknown.

Two men entered the jewelery store, one of whom had a shotgun, said Scott McCann, Calgary police acting investigator, according to 660 News. There’s “no indication that the shotgun was used,” he said.

One of the suspects had on a motorcycle helmet, while the other wore a disposable mask, 660 News reports.

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The suspects fled in a beige Volkswagen SUV that police said was stolen. The vehicle was driven by a third suspect — a female with pink hair.

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