California stun-gun robbery spree: 3 women on the loose in LA area

Cops in Los Angeles County are on the hunt for a group of women accused of robbing at least two stores -- and using a stun gun to shock staffers who got in the way.

One robbery unfolded just before 9 p.m. last Thursday at a CVS in Temple City. The other occurred closer to 10 p.m. that same day at a Vons grocery store in Arcadia, Fox 11 reported.

The stores are within three miles of each other, according to KABC.

At CVS, two women entered the store, cleared an estimated $1,000 worth of merchandise off the shelves and turned to make their getaway. A manager approached the women when one of the suspects pulled out a stun gun and activated it, KTLA reported.

A CVS in Temple City was among the stores hit.

A CVS in Temple City was among the stores hit. (REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni, File)


Less than an hour later, three female suspects entered Vons and tried again to steal an unspecified amount of baby formula, according to investigators. When approached by a security guard, one of the women used a stun gun to shock the guard, Fox 11 added.

In both instances, the women were described as black, in their mid-30s and dressed in black clothing. They got into a red four-door car with paper license plates, which could possibly be a Kia or Ford Focus, Fox 11 reported.

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