Police in Franklin NJ were recently able to identify an individual suspected of stealing roughly $4,000 worth of merchandise from a local Walmart store.
According to authorities, four suspects attempted to commit a theft at the Walmart store a few days before Christmas. The suspects allegedly walked into the store and then tried to leave without paying for approximately $3,000 worth of merchandise.
When store security guards approached the suspects, they quickly ran out of the store and fled the scene on foot.
Detectives with the Franklin Police Department investigated the attempted theft. As part of the investigation police released information on the incident.
Just a few later, one of the suspects allegedly returned to the Walmart and committed tried to shoplift again. According to police, the female suspect placed several items into a shopping cart and then tried to leave the store without paying for them. The items reportedly included an Xbox One, a Nintendo Wii U, and multiple video games.
Franklin police investigated this incident and issued a notice to the media; police asked for help from the public in identifying the suspect. Investigators soon caught a break in the case when someone was able to identify the 27-year-old suspect as the woman at the Walmart. The suspect reportedly lives in Newark, NJ; police found her at a residence in Newark.
Police arrested the suspect and another woman at the residence. The other woman was charged with hindering apprehension. Additionally, police discovered that she had an outstanding criminal warrant.
Franklin NJ police are still searching for suspects in the first attempted theft at the Walmart. Anyone with information about the other suspects or the alleged theft is asked to contact Franklin detectives at 973-827-7700.
To learn more, access the NJ.com article entitled “One Woman Caught in $2,000 Theft from Walmart, Three More People Sought.”