Suffolk Police arrested a suspected shoplifter on Wednesday, October 2. The 28-year-old Central Islip man, Douglas Redmond, is believed to have stolen various items from a Rite Aid on North Wellwood Avenue in Lindenhurst.
After employees took note of suspicious behavior, Redmond fled south and was struck by a 2010 Ford Explorer while trying to cross Sunrise Highway around 4:00 PM. Redmond was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center by the North Lindenhurst Fire Department where he was treated for a fractured leg and other injuries. He has been charged with Petit Larceny and will be arraigned a First District Court in Central Islip.
The driver and passenger of the SUV which struck Redmond—a 60-year-old resident of West Babylon and her 3-year-old granddaughter—were also brought to Good Samaritan Hospital where they were treated for minor injuries.
The unusual end to a retail robbery comes shortly after another theft involving a motor vehicle on Long Island. Two hours earlier in the day, a Target store in Commack saw a woman ride one of its motorized shopping carts right out the door. The woman is describes as being in her late 20’s to early 30’s, and white with blonde hair past her shoulders. Anyone with information on the theft is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.
[Source: Suffolk PD]