Five men are in custody after a pair of robberies Saturday.
Calgary Police say the first was at a liquor store in Calgary at 12:30 p.m. and the second at a Shoppers Drug Mart in Chestermere a short time later.
In both cases the suspects threatened staff with pepper spray according to police.
The Calgary police helicopter was able to track the suspects in their vehicle to the Calgary Zoo parking lot just before 2 p.m.
Police said the suspects fled the vehicle and tried to run from the scene and at that time two Calgary police dogs were deployed.
During the arrest, one of the suspects and a woman who was not involved in the incident were bit by a police dog according to CPS.
The man and woman, both in their 30s, were taken to hospital in stable condition with “soft-tissue injuries” according to officials.
“The CPS Canine Unit handler immediately went to the aid of the bystander and waited with them while they were treated by EMS and later transported to hospital for treatment for their injuries,” according to a Calgary Police news release.
Police said they are still determining if all five suspects were involved in both robberies and that charges were still pending at this point in time.
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