SAN BRUNO (CBS SF) – An underage girl allegedly threatened employees with pepper spray at a San Bruno department store when the employees confronted her regarding stolen items Sunday afternoon, police said.

Around 1:10 p.m., officers responded to a report of a robbery at a JCPenney store at 1122 El Camino Real, according to police.

Officers learned the employees noticed a female suspect was stealing items from the store. When they confronted her, she took out a can of pepper spray and threatened to spray them, police said.

The suspect then fled in a vehicle. Officers were able to identify the suspect as a juvenile from San Francisco and she was located shortly afterward, police said.

Officers arrested the girl on suspicion of robbery, assault and possession of burglary tools and booked her into the Hillcrest Juvenile Detention Facility, according to police.

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