An elderly couple suffered the effects of pepper spray and terror during a home invasion on Sunday night.
At about 8:50 pm, two males entered the Landry Street home of a 79-year-old man and his 76-year-old wife. Upon entry, the suspects engulfed the home with pepper spray.
The elderly couple, suffering the burning sensation of the pepper spray to their eyes, nose and throat, escaped from the home and went to their neighbour's house where they called police. The couple was later taken to the hospital where they were treated and released.
The suspects were gone by the time police arrived and a preliminary examination of the house indicated they left empty-handed.
Police believe the assailants may have been incapacitated by the pepper spray. The suspects likely experienced irritation to the eyes and nose for several hours following the incident.
The suspects are described as six feet tall and approximately 200 pounds. One of the men was wearing a black ski mask, black jacket and blue jeans.