Toms River Man Arrested For Stealing $3,500 Of Cigarettes

Photo by Jason Allentoff

  BRICK – After stealing $3,500 worth of cigarettes from the Wawa on Brick Blvd., a 62-year-old man has been arrested in his Toms River home, police said.

  On October 29, the Wawa Gas Station at 116 Brick Blvd. reported to officers about a shoplifting incident. Surveillance footage revealed an unidentified man leaning over the cashier counter, grabbing a large brown box and exiting the store. The box contained about $3,500 worth of cigarettes.

  On November 1, the suspect returned to Wawa and police were able to identify him as Robert Rizzotti, 62, of Toms River. Although Rizzotti left the Wawa before police could respond, the Brick Township Street Crimes Unit was able to locate him at his home with the help of Toms River patrol units.

  Police were able to seize the stolen goods and arrested Rizzotti. He was transported to Brick Township Police Headquarters and released on a summons for shoplifting.