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Sussex County Man Arrested for Shoplifting Twice in One Day

Branchville Borough

Police announced the arrest Kevin Heater, 29, of Branchville Boro, after he was allegedly caught shoplifting twice in one day.

Last Tuesday (April 19) shortly before 12:27 p.m., an employee George's Wine and Spirits noticed Heater walking out of the store without paying for a bottle of liquor that he was attempting to conceal in his sweatshirt. The employee confronted Heater in the parking lot and was able to grab the bottle.

Responding troopers quickly located and arrested Heater without incident.

He was taken to Sussex Station where he was charged with shoplifting, public intoxication, and released pending Court.

Just a few hours after the initial incident, at 5:19 p.m., troopers responded to Family Drug Store Pharmacy for another shoplifting complaint. An employee indicated that a man entered the store and stole seven bottles of mouthwash. Through various investigative means, detectives were able to identify Heater as the suspect.

Troopers subsequently located Heater at his residence where he was arrested without incident.

He was, once again, taken to Sussex Station where he was charged with shoplifting, disorderly conduct, and released pending Court.