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Armed robbers at large
A group of armed robbers are on the loose after hitting a Lonsdale Avenue cellphone store Saturday.
According to the North Vancouver RCMP, four men with bandanas over their faces entered the Rogers Wireless store at 1422 Lonsdale Avenue at approximately 4:44 p.m. Saturday.
One store employee was pepper sprayed while another employee was forced at gunpoint to turn over a number of cellphones.
The four suspects fled south on Lonsdale Avenue and then east to a vehicle described by witnesses as a teal green Geo Metro or Pontiac Firefly, possibly a four-door sedan.
The car was last seen heading west on 15th Street but extensive RCMP patrols in the area did not find anything.
The store employees were treated at the scene by BC Ambulance.
Two of the suspects are described by Mounties as Asian men while descriptions of the other two were not given. All four men are thought to be in their twenties.
North Van RCMP are currently examining forensic and video evidence taken from the scene.
Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to call the North Vancouver RCMP at 604 985 1311 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.