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Accused Shoplifter Arrested In Plainville Officer Hit-And-Run

PLAINVILLE (CBS) — Plainville Police say a shoplifting suspect, accused in the hit and run of a Plainville police officer Sunday morning, is now in custody.

That suspect, identified by police as 38-year-old Robert M. Camara Jr. of Attleboro, was brought into police headquarters late Sunday night, only about 12 hours after the story began.

It was around 10 a.m. Sunday. Police were called to the Plainville Target store after they got a report of shoplifting.

Cellphone video recorded by a witness shows Officer Todd Holbrook down on the pavement, injured after confronting the suspect.

Plainville police officer Todd Holbrook is seen in this cellphone video after being struck by a car. (WBZ-TV)

Plainville police officer Todd Holbrook is seen in this cellphone video after being struck by a car. (WBZ-TV)

The video only shows part of the incident but police say a moment earlier, Camara struck Holbrook with a car and then left the scene.

Now he’s behind bars, headed to Wrentham District Court sometime Monday.

Camara will be charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, leaving the scene of a crash causing personal injury, larceny over $250, using a motor vehicle in the commission of a felony and operating with a suspended license.

He is being held on $50,000 bail.

Police also brought a vehicle into the station garage for processing. It’s a silver Ford, matching the description of the car investigators had been looking for.

Holbrook was taken to Rhode Island Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries to his lower body. He was treated, released and is now resting at home.

An image of the alleged shoplifting suspect in Plainville who struck an officer with his car. (Photo credit: Plainville Police Dept.)

An image of the alleged shoplifting suspect in Plainville who struck an officer with his car. (Photo credit: Plainville Police Dept.)

Police also brought a vehicle into the station garage for processing. It’s a silver Ford, matching the description of the car investigators had been looking for.

Holbrook was taken to Rhode Island Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries to his lower body. He was treated and released and resting at home.

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