Shoplifter arrested with more than $11,500 in over-the-counter medications, police say

NORTH ATTLEBORO, Mass. — Police arrested a man accused of stealing thousands of dollars in over-the-counter medications from pharmacies across New England.

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The North Attleboro Police Department said its officers were called to a CVS around 3 a.m. Wednesday by a clerk who was reporting a robbery, WFXT reported.

Namor Clarke was arrested after police recognized his car and pulled him over, The Sun Chronicle reported.

The North Attleboro Police Department shared a photo on its Facebook page showing the items seized during the arrest. The items, all over-the-counter medications, covered several tables and were estimated to value more than $11,500.

Officers said there was $4,811 in items stolen from the CVS in North Attleboro that had called to report the robbery, as well as $6,773 in similar merchandise from two other CVS stores, The Sun Chronicle reported.

The clerk who reported the robbery to officers said that the thief had “wiped out” the section of the store with antacid medication, The Sun Chronicle reported.

Clarke was also wanted in Connecticut on larceny charges, as well as unrelated crimes in two other states, the newspaper reported.

Clarke was ordered to be held without bail during his arraignment in Attleboro District Court, WFXT reported.