Police Tie Suspects in Serious Crash to Retail Theft Ring

Foxborough police said Wednesday that two people who crashed into another car, seriously injuring its driver, are part of a retail theft ring.

Police said Arnold Ludd, 47, of Brooklyn, New York, and Heather Schrembs, 36, of Hagerstown, Maryland, face a long list of charges.

Police said their car crashed into another car Sunday on North Street, seriously injuring Edward Fitzpatrick of Walpole.

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Investigators said Ludd and Schrembs stole items from a pharmacy right before the crash.

“They were targeting expensive over the counter name brand medications, as well as fragrances, and personal health items,” police said in a release.

Police said they seized about 300 items valued at about $9,500 from the suspects’ car. They also found burglary tools.

“They have also been identified through investigation as being suspects in numerous other retail pharmacy thefts, all over New England and up and down the East Coast,” police said.

Ludd was charged with shoplifting and organized retail crime as well as negligent operation and driving without a license, among other counts. Schrembs was charged with shoplifting, receiving stolen property and other counts.

Fitzpatrick is recovering at a hospital, while his dog was taken to Tufts Veterinary Clinic with critical injuries.

On Wednesday afternoon, Fitzpatrick’s attorney told NBC 10 that the dog had died… WJAR10 News

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