By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are searching for a man seen on video pepper spraying a couple in Manhattan.

It happened shortly before 10 p.m. last Tuesday on Eighth Avenue between West 15th and 16th streets in Chelsea.

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Surveillance video shows the man and woman walking on the sidewalk, when the suspect passes by and pepper sprays them in the face.

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Police said the victims, ages 18 and 19, were treated for redness and swelling to their eyes.

The suspect took off head north on 8th Avenue.

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Anyone with information about him is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.

CBSNewYork Team