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Calgary police seeking suspects in jewelry heist that saw Sunridge Mall evacuated

Calgary police have released images of two men alleged to have been involved in a Saturday jewelry store robbery at Sunridge Mall.

Mall was evacuated Saturday afternoon after pepper spray spread through vents

Calgary police are looking for two men alleged to be involved in an armed robbery at Sunridge Mall on Saturday. (Calgary police)

Calgary police have released images of two men alleged to have been involved in a Saturday jewelry store robbery at Sunridge Mall.

The mall was evacuated Saturday afternoon after pepper spray from the robbery spread through the mall's ventilation system.

According to police, two men allegedly entered the mall at approximately 1:30 p.m. and proceeded to Paris Jewellers, where they deployed tear gas and pepper spray and stole several items of jewellery, threatening staff with firearms.

The men then fled in a brown and gold SUV. As a result of the robbery, gas spread through the mall's ventilation system, and multiple shoppers suffered effects from tear gas and pepper spray.

Daniel Hurstfield shared this photo of the smoke canister, as seen from inside Bath & Body Works in Sunridge Mall. (Submitted by Daniel Hurstfield)

The first suspect is described as a Caucasian male wearing a Puma hoodie, blue jeans, white gloves and a surgical mask. The second suspect was a male wearing a black motorcycle helmet and black gloves, holding a black duffle bag.

Anyone with information can call Calgary police's non-emergency line at 403-266-1234, or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

With files from Sarah Rieger

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