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3 teens face shoplifting charges in Mansfield Twp.

MANSFIELD TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – Three teens were charged last month after police say they stole more than $600 in merchandise.

On Jan. 22, at 4:24 p.m., police responded to Walmart, located on Route 57, for the report of a shoplifting that had occurred at around 4:00 p.m., police said.

Officers were given the description of the three teens who had left the store with the stolen merchandise and were located near Kohls, police said.

The stolen merchandise, totaling $621.00, was recovered and found to be stolen from Walmart and Party City.

An airsoft handgun replica and a gravity knife were allegedly found in one of their backpacks, police said.

The 12-year-old old and 14-year-old girls were charged with shoplifting and turned over to their parents pending a court appearance.

The 14-year-old boy was charged with shoplifting and possession of a weapon. He was then released to his parent pending a court appearance.

The names were not released because they’re juveniles.

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook

(Photo: Courtesy Mansfield Township Police Department)