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Man accused of shoplifting nearly $500 worth of merchandise from Morris County Lowe’s

MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A Newfoundland man is accused of shoplifting nearly $500 worth of merchandise from the Flanders Lowe’s Home Improvement store.

On January 24, at 11:21 a.m., police responded to Lowes for the report of a past-tense shoplifting. The officer met with Lowe’s Asset Protection and told police that a male had exited the store with a shopping cart of items that were not paid for, police said.

The male was observed to be walking around the store concealing items in a cardboard box in the shopping cart. The male exited the store, refusing to stop for asset protection personnel, and left in a silver vehicle. Asset protection determined that the items taken totaled $456.98, police said.

Through the course of the investigation, the male was identified as 39-year-old Koray Ozturk and a warrant was then issued for his arrest, police said.

On March 14, the Morris County Correctional Facility contacted Mount Olive Police and advised that Ozturk was incarcerated at their facility on an unrelated matter. An officer responded to the facility and charged Ozturk with shoplifting. He remains in the Morris County Correctional Facility pending a court appearance, police said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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