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80-year-old Walmart employee is pepper sprayed. Police release suspects’ photos

Surveillance image from reported shoplifting case in Mount Sterling.
Surveillance image from reported shoplifting case in Mount Sterling. Provided by Mount Sterling Police Department

Police want the public’s help as they search for a man accused of pepper-spraying an 80-year-old woman at Walmart in in Mount Sterling.

On Sunday, a man reportedly shoplifted several items from the store and pepper-sprayed an employee when she tried to stop him, according to police. A woman who was with the man is accused of being an accomplice and providing the pepper spray.

The two suspects left in a maroon minivan with Oklahoma plates, according to police.

Anyone with information related to the case can call police at 859-498-8899 or 859-498-8720.

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