A Saskatoon business was robbed Thursday by a man armed with pepper spray and what appeared to be a handgun, police say.

It happened shortly after 11 p.m. CT at a store in the 1600 block of 11th Street West, in the southwest part of the city.

A masked man entered the business, sprayed pepper spray around and demanded money, police said.

He then fled with an undisclosed amount of cash and lottery tickets. Police said the suspect is an aboriginal male, about 18 years old and was wearing a black hoodie, black pants, black toque. He wore a green bandana over his face.

There were no injuries.

No one has been arrested and the investigation continues, police said.

Police are asking anyone with information to call the Saskatoon police at 975-8300, or Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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It's the second time this week that pepper spray has been used in a robbery in Saskatoon.

On Monday, a 23-year-old man was attacked by three males with pepper spray on the 800 block of 8th St. E. on the east side of the city. They took his backpack and fled.

The man was treated by paramedics and was not seriously injured.