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2 people allegedly attack employees with pepper spray at Manhattan Sephora

Posted at 9:10 PM, Jan 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-21 21:10:46-05
The man and woman is accused of attempting to rob a Sephora and attacking the employees with pepper spray. (NYPD)

The man and woman is accused of attempting to rob a Sephora and attacking the employees with pepper spray. (NYPD)

LENOX HILL, Manhattan — Two would-be robbers allegedly attacked two employees with pepper spray while attempting to steal items from a Manhattan Sephora last December.

A man and a woman went into a Sephora department store on Lexington Avenue about 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 14, police said. They took items off the shelf and attempted to walk out of the store, but two employees stopped them.

They dropped the items and the woman sprayed the employees with pepper spray in the face, police said. The duo then fled the scene.

The employees, a 24-year-old woman and 21-year-old man, were treated by EMS at the store.

The suspect is described as a man with dark complexion, about 20 to 25 years old and 5 feet 7 inches.

The second suspect is described as a woman with dark complexion, about 20 to 25 years old, 5 feet 5 inches and 135 pounds.

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