STOCKTON (CBS13) — Authorities are asking for help to find a woman suspected of viciously attacking a store clerk who confronted her over shoplifting.

Stockton police say the incident happened back on August 21 at a Walgreens on Hammer Lane. The worker confronted the woman after suspecting her of shoplifting. The suspect then walked out the door, but not before taking a bouquet of flowers at the exit.

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However, after moving her vehicle, the woman came back inside the store and began punching and kicking the worker, as well as throwing and destroying merchandise.

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Eventually, the woman took off, leaving the worker several bruises and a broken rib, police say.

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A surveillance photo of the suspect was released on Wednesday. Anyone who recognizes her is urged to contact detectives at (209) 937-8323 or Stockton Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600.