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Brooklyn Man Arrested for Stealing Medication, Attacking Manager at Kearny ShopRite


Police in Kearny announced the arrest of a suspect involved in a robbery at a supermarket on Sunday evening.

According to police, at 7:07 p.m., Detective Jordenson Jean was working a security detail at Kearny ShopRite when a store manager alerted him of a man and woman who were reportedly filling two large reusable shopping bags with over-the-counter medications. 

Officials said the store later determined the value of those medications to be $2,665.10.

Police officials said  Det. Jean and the store manager stopped the pair at the exit door when they attempted to leave the supermarket without paying for the merchandise. 

According to police, when stopped, the male suspect, later identified as Mr. David Robinson, 40, of Brooklyn, allegedly pushed the store manager to the floor and fled the establishment  with Det. Jean giving chase. 

The store manager sustained scrapes to his knee and elbow from the assault.

Police said that Det. Jean and officers from Kearny and several area agencies surrounded Robinson in a construction site at 55 Passaic Avenue, but a standoff ensued with Robinson threatening to jump into the Passaic River. 

According to police officials, officers eventually talked Robinson down from those threats, and he was then transported by ambulance to Jersey City Medical Center for an evaluation.

Police said that upon hospital discharge, Robinson was charged with robbery, shoplifting, conspiracy, obstructing the administration of law, resisting arrest, simple assault, and defiant trespass. 

According to officials, he was later transferred to the Hudson County jail. Robinson’s female accomplice fled during the chase and has not been apprehended.