Women Allegedly Shoplifted, Pepper-Sprayed Guards at Garden State Plaza Mall in Paramus NJ
Paramus New Jersey police recently arrested two women who were allegedly shoplifting at the Westfield Garden State Plaza.
According to officials, a security guard observed the two suspects stealing more than $500 worth merchandise from the Lord & Taylor at the Garden State Plaza mall in Paramus, New Jersey.
When security officers approached the suspects and tried to detain them, the suspects reportedly resisted. One of the suspects allegedly pepper-sprayed the security guards during the attempted escape.
The two suspects, who hail from Paterson NJ, then tried to make their way out of the department store.
The suspects were eventually apprehended by a Paramus NJ police officer. At the time of the arrest, the suspects were reportedly in possession of a Michael Kors handbag, Steve Madden shoes, and Nine West shoes.
Meanwhile, the guards who got pepper-sprayed were okay after receiving medical treatment for chemical exposure to their faces and hands.
The suspect facing the most serious charges was taken to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, where she is being held in lieu of $2,500 bail.
For additional information about this case, go to the NJ.com article entitled “Woman Pepper-Sprays Guards in Garden State Plaza Shoplifting, Police Say.”