Woman sprayed with noxious substance during robbery in Kitchener, police say

Waterloo Regional Police say a woman was sprayed with a noxious substance during a robbery in Kitchener, Tuesday night.

According to police, officers were called to the area around King Street East and Morgan Avenue at around 10:30 pm after a robbery had been reported.

They say a 20-year-old woman had met a stranger to sell a cellphone to him. She was sprayed with the noxious substance before the man grabbed her belongings and took off.

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Police say she needed treatment from paramedics for minor injuries.

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The suspect is described as 30 to 40 years old, had a black goatee and short black hair and was said to be wearing blue jeans and a light blue sweater.

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