PD: Suspects pepper spray employees in Tempe

Posted at 12:04 PM, Sep 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-07 23:15:50-04

Police are looking for the suspects who used pepper spray on employees inside of a Tempe store.

Tempe police said an armed robbery happened at the Apple Xchange on Southern Avenue and McClintock Drive on Thursday morning.

According to police, two men entered the store and one of them used pepper spray on four to five people. 

"It's a big loss that we took today," said Alan Chook, owner of The Apple Xchange.

"I was in a separate office so I wasn't there immediately where he pepper sprayed," Chook said, "but when he saw me he came pushed, and then punched me."

The suspects are described as heavy set black males, approximately 300 pounds and 25 to 30 years old. One suspect was wearing a green shirt and the other suspect was wearing a light colored shirt. 

The suspects were able to get some computers and left in a light silver SUV. 

"We're gonna have to lock to each one [computer] individually," Chook said.  "It's gonna be a bit of an inconvenience, but I think that's what we have to do."