Shoplifter at ShopRite gets nabbed with goods concealed in jacket

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PARSIPPANY — Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Officers responded to ShopRite for a reported Shoplifting at 9:27 a.m. on Saturday, July 8.

Upon their arrival they spoke with an employee who advised them that store security had stopped Richard Jacobus, 58, Montville, who was shoplifting.

After a brief investigation it was determined that Mr. Jacobus paid for a few items in his shopping cart, but failed to pay for approximately $70.00 in merchandise that was concealed in his jacket.

Mr. Jacobus was placed under arrest and transported to Parsippany Police Headquarters. While there, he was processed and charged with Shoplifting a Disorderly Persons Offense.

He was released on his own recognizance pending his court date.

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