“Noxious” Pepper spray used in Oshawa movie theatre


Published March 26, 2024 at 10:15 am

Cineplex movie theatre

With an unclear motive, two men – one armed with a large knife – walked into a movie theatre in Oshawa’s north end late Sunday night and sprayed the room with a noxious substance believed to be pepper spray.

Both suspects then fled the scene before police arrived.

The incident happened just before 11:30 p.m. Sunday at the Cineplex theatre complex at Grandview Rd. N and Taunton Road.

Movie patrons inside the theatre sustained minor irritation from the spray.

  • The first suspect is described as white, about 5’9” and 160 pounds and wearing a black toque, black mask and a gray jogging sweat suit.
  • The second suspect is white, about 5’6” and 150 pounds and wearing a gray toque, black mask and black jogging sweat suit.

Anyone with video footage, dash cam footage or information about this incident is asked to contact Det. Gordon of the East Division Criminal Investigations Branch at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 1615.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.

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