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Serial shoplifter accused of stealing $30K in merchandise arrested in Washington Twp., Morris County

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A serial shoplifter who is accused of stealing $30,000 worth of merchandise from Target and other stores was arrested Sunday in Washington Township, police said.

On August 15, at 5:20 p.m., township police responded to Target, located on Route 46, for a report of a shoplifting in progress, police said.

Loss prevention had recognized the suspect from two previous thefts from the store. Upon arrival, officer’s confronted two men, who were attempting to leave the scene in a motor vehicle, police said.

After a further police investigation, the male driver, whose name was not released, was arrested for shoplifting. It was also revealed that he had shoplifted in other jurisdictions and the amount of those thefts totaled $30,000 in merchandise, police said.

He was charged and lodged in the Morris County Jail pending a court appearance.

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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