East Wareham woman charged with robbing store with needle she claimed was ‘infected with AIDS’

Ashley Demers was arrested Monday evening after a short highway chase.

An East Wareham woman was arrested Monday evening for allegedly robbing two convenience stores with a needle she claimed was “infected with AIDS.”

Raynham police charged Ashley Demers, 34, after getting a 911 call for a robbery at a Seasons Corner Market at a gas station along New State Highway. The caller gave the license plate of the woman’s vehicle after she allegedly robbed the store.

Massachusetts State Police matched the same vehicle to a similar robbery in New Bedford. State police found and arrested Demers in Marion after a short highway chase. She crashed into a police cruiser, according to NBC Boston, and she likely faces additional charges for motor vehicle infractions.

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Demers was booked in Dartmouth and was expected to be arraigned Tuesday in Taunton or New Bedford District Court.

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