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CVS Shoplifting Suspect Threatens Workers with Hypodermic Needle in Jersey City

Jersey City

A male shoplifting suspect threatened employees with a hypodermic that he claimed was infected with HIV while stealing several items from a pharmacy Wednesday evening, Jersey City police said.

About 5 p.m., the unidentified suspect walked into the CVS at 70 Hudson Street and began stealing  “numerous items” and brandished the needle when employees confronted him, according to police. The suspect was gone by the time officers arrived.

Police said the suspect frequents the area and has visited the store in the past. 

None of the employees inside CVS suffered injuries during the incident.   

It is not clear if the police captured the suspect.