Wyckoff NJ Police Arrest Man Who Allegedly Shoplifted from Grocery Store

Police recently arrested a Wyckoff NJ man accused of attempting to steal nearly $400 worth of items from a local Stop & Shop store.

According to officials, a 50-year-old man entered a Stop & Shop grocery store located in Wyckoff NJ, looked around the store while placing items into a grocery shopping cart, and then attempted to exit the store without removing or paying for the items.

Store workers reportedly witnessed the suspect putting the items into a shopping cart a short time before he tried to walk outside.

Employees detained the suspect after he allegedly tried to steal the items. When Wyckoff NJ police officers got to the scene, they interviewed the suspect and determined that he probably shoplifted from the store.

It is believed that the shoplifted items have a retail value of $372, which means that the suspect could face severe criminal penalties if convicted. That’s because N.J.S.A. 2C:20-11 classifies theft of items valued at between $200 and $500 as a fourth degree criminal offense. A conviction for fourth degree shoplifting could result in a sentence of up to 18 months in New Jersey State Prison.

While the suspect awaits trial in Bergen County Superior Court in Hackensack NJ, he remains free on his own recognizance.

For more information about this case, view the Patch.com article, “Wyckoff Man Shoplifted $372 in Items from Stop and Shop: Police.”


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