Police in Bloomfield took a Newark resident into custody then charged him with stealing multiple items from a business in the township.
According to authorities, officers responded to 60 Orange Street (Home Depot) on a report of shoplifting.
Police said the store’s loss prevention employee observed Mr. Luis Lopez, 30, Newark, load numerous store items into a shopping cart, walk past all points of sale, and left the store without paying.
Police said the total value of merchandise stolen was $1,138.00.
Patrol officers observed Mr. Lopez running from the store on Hill Street, where he was then arrested without further incident.
He was charged with shoplifting and now has a pending court date.