CHICAGO (STMW) – Three men attempting to rob a Loop Old Navy store Tuesday by deploying pepper spray fled without stealing anything.

Three men entered a retail store at 35 N. State St. about 7 p.m. and one of them deployed pepper spray or a similar chemical agent on three patrons in an attempted robbery, police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala said.

Old Navy is listed at that location.

The men, between 18 and 21 years old, had no other weapons and fled south on State Street without actually stealing anything, police said.

Nobody was seriously injured, police said.

Belmont Area detectives are investigating.

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