Officers found the victim having trouble breathing near the Village of Taunton Forge on Tuckerton Road.
MEDFORD TWP., New Jersey (WPVI) -- Police in Medford Township, New Jersey are searching for the suspect who attacked a man with bear spray and stole his belongings on Tuesday night.
Officers found the victim having trouble breathing around 10:21 p.m. at the Village of Taunton Forge on the 200 block of Tuckerton Road.
According to investigators, a male suspect wearing all black clothing and a mask attacked the victim with bear spray to disable him and then stole his wallet and cell phone.
After the attack, the victim was somehow able to stumble over to a nearby gym.
"He was falling down on the concrete in the video, eyes were all messed up, covered in yellow," recalled Sue Gallager Holton, who is the owner of Anytime Fitness. "They opened the door, they let him in, gave him water, sat down. He went in the shower and they took him out on a stretcher."
The victim was taken to an area hospital and treated for the chemical irritant exposure as well as abrasions to his head, elbows and knees.
The suspect remains at large.
Police are searching for a dark-colored 2010 to 2014 Ford Taurus that was seen in the area around the same time as the robbery.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Medford Township Police Department Criminal Investigative Bureau at (609) 654-7375.