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Downtown New Bedford Shoplifter Attacks Rite Aid Clerk


On Wednesday morning 3/26/14 at approximately 11:20am downtown officers were sent to the Rite Aid pharmacy at 824 Purchase St. regarding a robbery. A store employee observed a male in the store that she had suspected of shoplifting in the past.

She observed him take a Rite Aid bag out of his pocket and proceed to fill it with items. She confronted him and took the bag away. As this happened, a set of hair trimmers fell out of the bag. The suspect then picked up the trimmers, struck her in the face with it, and fled the store with the item. The victim suffered a small laceration to her nose area. She did not require hospitalization.

Any one with information is asked to contact Det. William Sauve at 508-991-6300 ext. 130


White male in his late teens or early twenties
Black baseball cap
Light brown short hair
Black hooded sweatshirt.

About Michael Silvia

Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

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