MA woman arrested after allegedly robbing convenience store with hypodermic needle

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Deadly crash in Raynham. (Raynham Police)

RAYNHAM, Mass. (WLNE)- Raynham police arrested a woman for allegedly robbing a convenience store with a hypodermic needle Monday evening.

In a statement, police said 34-year-old Ashley Demers of East Wareham entered the Seasons Corner Market on New State Highway while brandishing the needle and claiming to be infected with AIDS.

Demers managed to escape with an undisclosed amount of cash, but police were able to get her license plate and a vehicle description, police said.

After putting out an alert, it was determined that the vehicle matched a description from a similar robbery in New Bedford, according to the statement.

After a brief pursuit, Massachusetts State Police pulled over Demers in Marion, Raynham Police Chief James Donovan said.

She was booked at the State Police barracks in Dartmouth and is scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow.

Donovan said Demers is likely to face additional charges from other communities, as well as those from the pursuit.



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