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.