MANDEVILLE, La. -- The Mandeville Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that happened Tuesday night at Victoria's Secret in the Premier Shopping Center. The case is the latest to roll on the Wheel of Justice.
Store staff called 911 after five people made out with stacks of merchandise valued in excess of $1,500, according to Mandeville Police.
Two of the suspects were armed, one with mace, the other with a stun gun.
Police say one of the suspects sprayed two of the employees with the mace while a third employee was shocked with the stun gun.
The suspects fled the scene in what was described as a silver Honda sedan with a temporary license plate with unknown numbers attached.
The suspects were described as African American females. Three were light skinned and two were dark skinned, and all were between 5'5" and 5'10" in height.
They are all believed to be in their 20s. One of the subjects had red hair, another had a pony tail, a third one had a thick braid, and the shortest suspect had a blue baseball cap.
“This is much more than a felony shoplifting. We are treating this as an armed robbery which carries a much stiffer penalty," Police Chief Gerald Sticker said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Mandeville Police Department at (985) 626-9711.
Or you can phone-in an anonymous tip to CrimeStoppers at 504-822-1111. Remember, not only can your name remain secret, you won't have to testify in court.
So far, more than 363 people have been booked after their cases rolled on the Wheel of Justice.