San Bruno police arrest girl who threatened store employees with pepper spray


SAN BRUNO (KRON) — San Bruno police have arrested a girl accused of threatening employees with pepper spray at a department store on Sunday afternoon, according to police.

Police said it happened when employees confronted the girl regarding stolen items.

Around 1:10 p.m., officers responded to a report of a robbery at a JCPenney store at 1122 El Camino Real, according to police.

Officers learned the employees noticed a female suspect was stealing items from the store. When they confronted her, she took out a can of pepper spray and threatened to spray them, police said.

The suspect then fled in a vehicle. Officers were able to identify the suspect as a juvenile from San Francisco and she was located shortly afterward, police said.

Officers arrested the girl on suspicion of robbery, assault and possession of burglary tools and booked her into the Hillcrest Juvenile Detention Facility, according to police.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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