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80-year-old Walmart employee pepper-sprayed by shoplifters

(Source: Raycom Media) (Source: Raycom Media)

MOUNT STERLING, Ky. (AP) - Police are searching for a man accused of pepper-spraying an 80-year-old Walmart employee in Kentucky.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that Mount Sterling police said in a Facebook post that a man shoplifted several items from the store and pepper-sprayed the woman when she tried to stop him on Saturday.

The Facebook post includes photos of the man and a woman accused of being an accomplice and providing the pepper spray before they entered the store.

Police say the two suspects left in a maroon minivan with Oklahoma plates.

Walmart is headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, http://www.kentucky.com

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