Man Accused of Shoplifting at TJ Maxx Store in Ramsey NJ, Hit by Car While Fleeing
Ramsey New Jersey police recently arrested a man accused of shoplifting at a local department store.
Remarkably, the suspect was apprehended after he allegedly fled the store and then got struck by a car.
According to law enforcement, the suspect stole 8 purses from the TJ Maxx store in Ramsey, New Jersey. The purses had a total retail value of more than $1,200.
After reportedly snatching the purses, the suspect exited the store and ran toward Route 17. Witnesses later told police that they saw the suspect get on the highway ramp to North Franklin Turnpike. Shortly after running onto the ramp, the suspect was hit by a vehicle.
Police subsequently captured the suspect and placed him under arrest. The suspect, a 39-year-old man from Bound Brook NJ, received medical treatment for minor injuries sustained in the crash.
The suspect has been charged with shoplifting. If he is convicted on the shoplifting charges, he faces significant penalties. That’s because N.J.S.A. 2C:20-11 classifies the theft of more than $500 worth of retail goods as a third degree felony. A conviction for third degree shoplifting could result in a sentence of 3-5 years in New Jersey State Prison.
Sometime after being arrested and processed, the suspect secured his release from police custody. He will have to appear in court at a later date to answer the theft charges.
To learn more about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “Shoplifter Hit by Car After Fleeing Store, Police Say.”