Police say 22-year-old Blanca Quintero and 19-year-old Antanae Welch ran off with "several large bags" of clothing.
According to authorities, an employee saw them stuff the bags, but when she tried to stop them, they pepper sprayed her.
The spray didn't work, but the ordeal bought enough time for officers to make it to the store and arrest them.
Police say the women face a slew of charges including theft and conspiracy.
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