Suspected Shoplifter Arrested After Striking Officer With Car, Fleeing Plainville Store - NECN
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Suspected Shoplifter Arrested After Striking Officer With Car, Fleeing Plainville Store

The officer is expected to make a full recovery

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    Plainville Officer Todd Holbrook was transported to the hospital after he was struck by a suspected shoplifter. Jonathan Choe reports. (Published Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017)

    Massachusetts police have arrested a suspected shoplifter who fled a Plainville store on Sunday morning and struck a police officer in his getaway.

    Police were called to the Target on Taunton Street at about 10 a.m. for a reported shoplifting in progress.

    Authorities said Officer Todd Holbrook, one of the responding officers, approached the suspect as he entered a car in the parking lot.

    When the man put the car in drive, he struck Holbrook and fled the area.

    Holbrook was transported to Rhode Island Hospital with non-life threatening injuries to his lower extremities. 

    The suspect is described as a man in his late 20s to early 30s, approximately 6 feet tall, with dark hair and facial hair. He was wearing a black jacket with MAC Tools on the upper left chest and on the back, which was in red lettering. He also had on a red hoodie under the jacket with dark pants, and a red hat with a white stripe.

    Police said the man was driving a grey or silver 4-door Ford Focus with Massachusetts 6SM550, which is a revoked license plate.

    Early Sunday evening Officer Holbrook was released from the hospital, and he is expected to make a full recovery.

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