Shoplifter uses stun gun to make escape from Mid Rivers Mall

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ST. PETERS, MO (KPLR) – A shoplifter used a stun gun on the store’s security guard to escape earlier this month.

St. Peters police say a woman tried to walk out the door without paying for bedding items at the JC Penny at Mid Rivers Mall on May 11th at around 7:30pm.  She was stopped by a loss prevention officer when she got to the door.  That is when police say the woman used a Taser or stun gun to shock the officer in her lower stomach. The suspect fled the scene in a smaller silver sedan.

Police are still looking for the suspect.  The shoplifter is described as a white female in her early to mid 20s with long blonde hair.

Do you recognize the shoplifter?  Please call St. Peters police at 636-278-2222 or the Crime Solvers Hotline at 636-278-1000.

The loss prevention officer was not injured in the incident.