Someone shot a gas station clerk while wearing a monkey mask. Now police have arrested a suspect.

Ashley Weaver, 28, faces a variety of charges.

Ashley Weaver and the gun allegedly recovered during her arrest.
Ashley Weaver and the gun allegedly recovered during her arrest. –Rhode Island State Police

Someone attempted to rob a gas station in South Attleboro last month, shooting the store clerk in the stomach during a struggle, all while wearing a monkey mask.

Now, Rhode Island State Police say they’ve captured a suspect.

Ashley Weaver, 28, of Providence, Rhode Island, was arrested around 2 p.m. Thursday during a traffic stop in the city, according to a news release from police. Weaver allegedly had a pistol with her at the time.

Back on May 20, police say Weaver went into the store at the Mobil gas station on Newbury Street. It was around 2:30 a.m., and Weaver allegedly demanded money while wearing the mask and holding a gun.


“The clerk wrestled with the would-be robber and was shot in the abdomen, but he was able to unmask the suspect, who then fled,” authorities said.

Attleboro police identified Weaver as the suspect, and a warrant was put out for her arrest on charges of aggravated assault with a firearm, assault and battery with a firearm, and possession of a firearm.

Investigators then figured out Weaver was in Providence. She was arrested and charged with being a fugitive from justice from Massachusetts, as well as illegal possession of a firearm, simple assault, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct “after allegedly struggling with arresting officers during the arrest,” according to police.

“Ms. Weaver, who has an extensive history of violent crimes, including armed robberies and assaults, also had multiple active warrants for her arrest from the Boston Police Department for robbery-related offenses in Boston,” authorities said.