MANAHAWKIN – The Stafford Police Department arrested a man for stealing $3,300 worth of floor tiles from Lowe’s.
On November 23, the Stafford Police stopped a U-Haul box truck on Route 72 in relation to a series of recent shoplifting crimes occurring throughout the state.
After investigation, police found Santos Lugo III, 26 years old of Absecon, possessing $3,300 worth of stolen floor tiles. According to police, the tiles were stolen from the Lowe’s store in Brick Township and Lugo attempted to return them at the Manahawkin Lowe’s for store credit.
Lugo was arrested and charged with possession of stolen property and released pending a future court appearance in Ocean County Superior Court.
The public are reminded that all defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.