STAFFORD – Two individuals have been arrested and charged with shoplifting after allegedly stealing over $4,000 of merchandise from the Home Depot in Stafford Township.
On January 12, Stafford Township Police Department’s Detective Bureau responded to a call regarding a suspicious male and a suspicious female inside of the Home Depot. Detectives observed surveillance video at the Home Depot and found the two suspects exiting the store pushing a cart with a large garbage can, and other items.
After approaching the individuals in the parking lot, it was discovered that they did not pay for any of the store merchandise.
The suspects were identified as Anthony Webb, 34, of Port Jarvis, New York and Kerry Connors, 26, of Middletown, New York. Webb was swiftly detained but Connors attempted to flee the area on foot. However, she was quickly detained by Patrolman Karl Eiker.
After investigating the incident, it was revealed that while in the store both suspects hid $4,600 worth of store merchandise underneath the garbage can.
A search warrant was later executed on the suspect’s vehicle by detectives where they discovered additional stolen property from a previous shoplifting incident that happened on January 9 at a Home Depot located in Newton, New Jersey.
Both Webb and Connors were charged with Shoplifting, Conspiracy to Commit Shoplifting and Receiving Stolen Property. They were released pending a future court appearance in Ocean County Superior Court with a date yet to be set.
Charges are merely accusations unless proven in a court of law.