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UPDATE: Teaneck Man Charged with Attempting to Escape Police, Shoplifting

Fairfield Township (Essex)

Police in Fairfield announced the arrest of **Keenan S. Jenkins (28) of Teaneck, N.J.** for two counts of shoplifting, escape, hindering apprehension, resisting arrest and theft on February 19, 2017.

According to authorities, at approximately 6:37 P.M., the Fairfield Police Department was contacted by asset protection officers from Target, that's located on Route 46 East, in regards to a shoplifting incident that was in progress.

Officers responded to the location and allegedly came upon Jenkins exiting the fitting room after having opened and removed a Play Station 4 gaming system valued at approximately $250.00. Jenkins was arrested and placed into handcuffs authorities said.

He was then walked outside of the store to a patrol car for the purpose of being transported to the police station to be processed.

Police said when the officer went to unlock his patrol car, Jenkins allegedly fled through the parking lot on foot, crossing Route 46 to the westbound side and then disappeared from the officer’s sight.

A perimeter was established by Fairfield officers with the assistance of police officers from the Cedar Grove, Lincoln Park, Wayne, Woodland Park Police Departments, and a K-9 unit from the Essex County Sheriff’s Department.

Also assisting were New Jersey state troopers from the Totowa barracks as well as their K-9 and aviation units.