Suspect Alleged to have Shoplifted from Target in Union Twp.
According to nj.com, the suspect, a forty-six year old male from Newark, attempted to shoplift several hundred dollars worth of over the counter medicine from the Target in Union Township just before 4pm. It is unclear at this point in time whether the suspect was caught by their loss prevention unit via their surveillance system or unanimous tip. When the suspect attempted to leave the store, he was approached by several police officers, at which point in time he tried to bite the officers. Able to break free, the suspect then fled the scene in a jaguar that was reported stolen out of Irvington. As the police pursed, the suspect lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a medical building near Springfield Avenue. The crashed caused the jaguar to overturn and burst into flames. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.
The suspect, who was at first glance facing a fourth degree shoplifting offense, lost his life in an attempt to elude capture. The suspect was only facing up to eighteen months in jail, if convicted and more likely than not would have been given a probationary sentence as worse.
Union NJ Shoplifting Defense Attorneys
Being issued a summons for shoplifting can be nerve wracking and beyond stressful for most. The main reason is because for most charged with shoplifting, this will be their first time ever dealing with the criminal justice system. As such, Proetta & Oliver is dedicated to doing everything in their power to make this process as painless as possible. At our firm, we take a tremendous amount of pride in being able to be very hands on with our clients. We make sure that they are apprised of every update on their case and fully informed of their options so that can make an educated decision on how they would like to proceed with their case. If you would like to speak to one of our New Jersey shoplifting defense attorneys, then please contact our office at 800-456-0506. We are available around the clock to help assist in anyway that we can.
For more information on this incident, please checkout NJ.COM’s article labeled Shoplifting suspect who died in fiery crash after police chase identified