Wareham woman arrested after alleged robbery with hypodermic needle

Dec 15, 2020

A Wareham woman has been arrested after allegedly robbing a convenience store in Raynham while brandishing a hypodermic needle on Dec. 14.

Ashley Demers, 34, of Wareham, allegedly entered the Seasons Corner Market in Raynham just after 6 p.m. and threatened the clerk with a hypodermic needle she claimed was infected with “aids.” She was given cash and her license plate was reported to Raynham Police.

The State Police were also looking for Demers’ vehicle in connection with a similar robbery in New Bedford. 

State Police stopped Demers in Marion after a brief chase and arrested her after an on-scene investigation.

According to Raynham police, Demers will likely face charges in other towns and charges from the pursuit from State Police. 

“This was a terrific example of the level of professionalism, teamwork and communication that exists among municipal police departments and the State Police,” Raynham Police Chief James Donovan said. “In this instance, a suspect — who made violent threats against people doing their jobs to provide goods and services to the public during these difficult times — was apprehended safely and efficiently by well-trained police officers.”