Tucson shoplifter uses stun gun to attack security guard

2013-10-17T00:00:00Z Tucson shoplifter uses stun gun to attack security guardArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

A shoplifter used a stun gun to attack a security guard when he tried to keep her from leaving the store with a purse full of stolen liquor last month.

The Pima County Sheriff’s Department released a surveillance photo and video of the woman and a male accomplice in the Sept. 21 theft and attack at the Safeway grocery store, 7110 N. Oracle Road at West Ina Road.

The pair entered the store at about 6 p.m., and a loss-prevention officer saw the woman put two bottles of liquor in her purse as her accomplice stood by, Deputy Courtney Rodriguez, spokeswoman for the Sheriff’s Department, said in a news release.

“When the suspects walked out of the store, the loss-prevention officer stepped in front of them and identified himself,” Rodriguez said. That’s when the woman “reached into her purse and pulled out an electronic stun-gun device. She pressed the device against the chest of the loss-prevention officer and activated it, causing him to fall down. This incapacitated the store employee, and both suspects left in a white vehicle.”

The woman was wearing a green shirt, denim shorts and black tennis shoes; the man was wearing a black T-shirt, jeans and a black hat. Sheriff’s Department officials did not provide a physical description of them.

Anyone with information  should call 911 or 88-CRIME.

Kimberly Matas

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