Shoalwater robbery: man pepper sprays himself in face while accomplice cuts himself


Detectives are on the hunt for these men
Detectives are on the hunt for these men

A ROBBER pepper sprayed himself and his accomplice cut himself following an armed robbery in Shoalwater yesterday afternoon .

Rockingham detectives are on the hunt for the two men who held up a pharmacy on Safety Bay road at 5.50pm.

One of the men grabbed several items before he fled the store.

A second man joined him and they ran through the carpark of Shoalwater Shopping Centre while the pharmacist chased them.

When the pharmacist caught up to the men, one of them attempted to spray him with pepper spray.

He sprayed himself instead of the pharmacist, as the canister was facing the wrong way.

The second man then threatened the pharmacist with a knife and cut himself.

Both men were last seen running east along Afon Avenue toward Frederick Street.

They are described as 18 to 21 years of age, fair skinned and of medium builds.

They were both wearing black pants and black hooded jumpers with dark grey sleeves.

Call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 with information.