Police: Shoplifters sprayed employee with caustic substance


Prince William County Police are searching for a man and woman who they say shoplifted from a Woodbridge, Va. Victoria’s Secret, got into an altercation with an employee, and sprayed them with an unknown caustic substance.

Police say on Saturday, around 7 p.m. officers were called to a robbery at the Victoria’s Secret, located inside of the Potomac Mills Mall.

Police determined that a man and woman were shoplifting in the store, so a store employee attempted to confront the duo as they were leaving the business. A struggle ensued, and the employee was sprayed with an unknown caustic substance. T

he employee was treated and released by rescue personnel at the scene. No injuries were reported.

Police have released stills from surveillance video, shown above, in an effort to identify the male suspect.

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