Two 19-year-old Sudbury residents were arraigned today at Framingham District Court after allegedly assaulting a CVS customer and attempting to shoplift merchandise.
According to Lt. Scott Nix, the Sudbury Police Department received a call from CVS management just after 2 p.m. on Wednesday reporting one of its customers had been assaulted.
The suspects fled by car prior to officers arriving.
The investigation revealed one suspect attempted to shoplift an item, when another patron said he saw the incident and advised the suspect to stop.
As that patron was exiting CVS, he was "sucker-punched" by the second suspect who was with the alleged shoplifter, Nix said.
The suspects were caught by Sgt. Nathan Hagglund, who had been alerted of the incident via a broadcast.
Hagglund was able to stop the car near Marlboro and Willis roads and arrested the individuals.
Nicholas J. Murphy, of 208 Marlboro Road, was charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise.
Paul F. Winschel, of 11 Cudworth Lane, was charged with assault and battery, intimidating a witness and disorderly conduct.
Both teens were released at 7:08 p.m. on $500 bail and $40 service fees.
In other police news from Wednesday, an employer on Old County Road said he was threatened by a former employee over a final payment.