TEMPLE CITY (CBSLA.com) – Authorities are investigating two stun gun store robberies committed by women that occurred about one hour apart in Temple City and Arcadia Thursday night, one of which left a security guard with minor injuries.

The first robbery occurred just before 9 p.m. at a CVS Store in the 5500 block of Rosemead Boulevard.

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According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, two African-American women entered the store, shoplifted several items and put them in personal bags. They were confronted by an employee as they were leaving and one of them activated a stun gun. That prompted the employee to back off.

The women jumped into a red vehicle and fled.

The second robbery occurred before 9:54 p.m. at a Vons grocery store at 745 W. Naomi Ave. According to Arcadia police, three African-American women in their 30s took merchandise and were confronted by a security guard when they attempted to leave without paying.

One of the women pulled out a stun gun and shocked the security guard with it. He backed away and the women also got into a red vehicle in the parking lot and were last seen traveling east on Naomi Avenue.

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The guard sustained minor injuries, but declined medical attention.

The LA County Sheriff’s Department says the women loaded up their bags with hygiene products like deodorants, expensive make-up and baby formula.

Authorities believe the two incidents are related. Anyone with information on the case should call LASD at 626-285-7171 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.



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