Shoplifter Flees RiteAid into Waiting Mercedes
The store has seen two shoplifting arrests in the last weeks, but the suspect got away.
The man, described as black , approximately 6"2" in height, clean shaven and approximately 200 lbs. fled the store. He got into a black Mercedes station wagon and drove east on South Orange Avenue.
Rite Aid has seen two recent arrests for shoplifting.
Both a shoplifter and a man who gave a false name and had an outstanding warrant were arrested in separate incidents.
Betty Louis, 42, of Budd Lake was arrested on Thursday at approximately 2:15 p.m. after she was seen putting merchandise into her bag. Louis argued against arrest when South Orange police were called. She was eventually taken into custody and changed with shoplifting and with resisting arrest.
Wayne Simpson, 43, of Newark was arrested on Aug. 15, at approximately 3:45 p.m. after a detective saw him at Rite Aid. Police learned Simpson had an outstanding arrest warrant from Newark.
When Simpson was taken into custody, police learned he gave false information about his identity. He was charged with falsifying information, in addition to the alleged Newark offenses.