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NJ State Police Search for Suspects Wanted for Pepper Spray Attack on Worker at American Dream Mall


NJ State Police are on the search for suspects wanted for an attempted shoplifting incident at a store at the American Dream Mall. 

According to NJ State Police, on Monday, at approximately 6:12 p.m., troopers responded to the Saks Fifth Avenue store in the American Dream Mall in East Rutherford for the reports of a robbery.  

A preliminary investigation revealed that two suspects attempted to steal items from the store and when confronted by an employee, they sprayed him with pepper spray.  

Police say the employee was able to recover the stolen merchandise, but the suspects fled the scene.  

The worker suffered non-life-threatening injuries. 

Officials said this is an active investigation.