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Serial shoplifter arrested in relation to several thefts at Mansfield Township Walmart

MANSFIELD TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – An alleged serial shoplifter was arrested last month after police say he shoplifted several times from the Mansfield Township Walmart.

On Jan. 24, at 10:08 a.m., police were notified by Walmart loss prevention of a serial shoplifter who had just left the store with stolen merchandise and was wanted for previous high dollar shopliftings, police said.

An officer located and then stopped his vehicle on Route 57. The 34-year-old man from New Hampton, NY was found to be in possession of thousands of dollars worth of stolen merchandise. He was also wanted out of Morris County on a no bail warrant, police said.

The vehicle had to be towed to police headquarters to unload the $1055.14 worth of stolen Walmart property as well as numerous electronic items allegedly stolen from various Home Depots, police said.

He was charged with four counts of third-degree shoplifting for stealing $635.98 worth of merchandise on December 19, 2020, $770.00 worth of merchandise on January 6, 2021, $1,316.74 worth of merchandise on January 2, 2021 and $1,055.14 worth of merchandise on January 24, 2021. He was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, CDS in a motor vehicle, driving while suspended and unlicensed driver, police said.

He was lodged in the Warren County Jail pending a court appearance. The investigation is ongoing with multiple jurisdictions involved, 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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