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Quincy police seeking woman who wielded stun gun while trying to steal vodka from Rite Aid

Quincy police are searching for a woman who allegedly pulled a stun gun on an employee of a Rite Aid pharmacy tonight and wrestled with the worker after he caught her trying to steal a bottle of vodka, a police official said.

The woman entered the Rite Aid on Granite Street at about 7:20 p.m. and placed the vodka bottle in her purse, said a Quincy police sergeant who declined to give his name. She then approached the counter to buy scratch tickets, the sergeant said, and the worker told her that he knew she was hiding the alcohol in her purse.

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The woman initially said she would return the alcohol, but then took the stun gun out of her purse and “went at him with it,” according to the sergeant.

He said she did not fire the weapon, and that she wrestled with the employee to the floor, losing her hair weave in the process, which police seized as evidence.

The worker tried to hold her until police arrived, the sergeant said, but she managed to leave with another female accomplice. The women fled in a gray-colored Honda Accord, the sergeant said.

He described the suspects as black females in their late 20s, one of whom is tall and thin while the other woman is shorter and heavyset.

No injuries were reported.

An employee who answered the phone at the store declined to comment.

Travis Andersen can be reached at tandersen@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @TAGlobe.

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