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Police find weapons after arresting 2 on suspicion of shoplifting from Morris County Target store

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – Washington Township police arrested two people for allegedly shoplifting Saturday, one of whom allegedly possessed weapons.

On Feb. 3, officers responded to a shoplifting in progress at the Target store on Route 46 in Washington Township. Upon arriving, officers encountered two males, who were identified as a 37-year-old and a 40-year-old from Miami Gardens, FL, police said.

Upon taking them into custody, one of the men was found to be carrying an illegal loaded handgun, police said.

Washington Township Police detectives assisted and it was learned that the man also possessed an assault weapon and high-capacity magazines at their Airbnb. That weapon was also seized, police said.

The one man was charged with shoplifting and conspiracy. He was released pending a court appearance.

The other man was charged with shoplifting, conspiracy, unlawful possession of a handgun, unlawful possession of hollow point bullets, unlawful possession of and assault weapon and unlawful possession of high-capacity magazines. He was lodged in the the Morris County Correctional Facility.

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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