Police: Thieves pepper spray security guard to make escape

Chris Loveless, Digital Content Director , c.loveless@krdo.com
POSTED: 03:24 PM MST Dec 23, 2013    UPDATED: 03:26 PM MST Dec 23, 2013 
PUEBLO, Colo. -

Pueblo Police are looking for a man and woman who they say stole from Target then pepper sprayed a security guard to get away.

It happened at the Target located at 3300 Dillon Drive at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 21, 2013.

Police say the guard noticed the pair putting items into a gray bag. He tried to stop them at the exit and was pepper sprayed.

The man is believed to be around 30-years-old. He had a scruffy beard and was wearing a black jacket, black baseball cap and black jeans.

The woman is believed to be around 20-years-old. She was wearing black clothing and gray boots.

Police say the pair got away in a dark blue or black Dodge SUV, possibly a Nitro. Police say the vehicle was stolen out of Colorado Springs, but they did not provide a license plate number.

You're asked to call 719-553-2502 or Crime Stoppers at 719-542-7867 if you recognize the man or woman who are believed to be involved in this case.