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Jersey City Man Arrested for Shoplifting in Wayne


Wayne Police announce that they have arrested Jonathan D. Peraltac of Jersey City for shoplifting on Saturday.

According to police, on March 26, at approximately 5:47 p.m., Wayne Police Officers Kevin MacDonald and Erik Cueva were dispatched to the Macy’s store at Willowbrook Mall for a shoplifter in store custody. 

Police said that upon their arrival, a store loss prevention agent provided them with a written statement and security video footage. 

Loss prevention claimed that the suspected shoplifter selected several articles of clothing, entered a fitting room and exited the fitting room with the merchandise concealed. 

According to police, he then exited the store with no attempt to pay before he was apprehended by loss prevention. 

The total value of the stolen items was $774. 

Police said that the suspect was also found to have a magnet used to defeat anti-shoplifting devices. 

Officers MacDonald and Cueva took the suspect into custody. 

According to police, during processing, the suspect was found to have a traffic warrant for his arrest out of Hoboken as well as shoplifting warrants out of Paramus, East Brunswick and Lawrence. 

These warrants totaled $5,750. 

It was also discovered that he was a wanted person out of Anne Arundel County, MD, for theft. Anne Arundel County agreed to extradite the suspect. 

Peraltac was charged with Shoplifting, Possession of an Anti-Shoplifting Device Countermeasure and being a Fugitive From Justice. 

Peraltac was charged on a complaint warrant and held in Passaic County Jail pending extradition proceedings.