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Man charged with shoplifting cell phones and pocket knife from Mount Olive Walmart

MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A Flanders man has been charged for allegedly stealing cell phones and a pocket knife from Walmart in Mount Olive Township.

On Oct. 23, at 3:29 p.m., police responded to Walmart for the report of a shoplifting. When the officer arrived, loss prevention explained and described to the officer that a male suspect left the store without paying for several items, police said.

The suspect’s license plate was captured and police responded to the apartment in Flanders. The officer located the male matching the suspect’s description at the apartment, police said.

The suspect, who was identified as Richard Linker, 31, had in his possession of 2 stolen pre-paid cell phones and a stolen pocket knife, police said.

Linker was arrested and charged with shoplifting. He was then released 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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