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Police Looking for Would-Be Kohl's Thief

Man fled up Route 37 after attempted theft, police say

Photo: TRPD
Photo: TRPD
Toms River police are looking for a man who they say attempted to rob a coffee maker from the local Kohl's store last month.

During the Jan. 6 incident, the suspect was observed by store security on surveillance cameras removing a Keurig coffee maker from the box and attempting to remove the security theft prevention device, according to police spokesman Ralph Stocco.

He then attempted to leave the store without paying, but dropped the coffee maker and fled when confronted by security officers.

The man then ran north through the parking lot and jumped over the center island fence of Route 37, continuing north on foot, said Stocco.

The suspect is described as a white male in his late 30s with short crew cut and blonde hair. On the date of the incident he was wearing brown jacket, red shirt, and black pants. Investigative information developed by police, Stocco said, indicates that the individual shown in the surveillance photo was involved in the theft and the department is asking the public’s assistance in identifying him.

Anyone with information on this incident is urged to contact Detective Roger Hull at 732-349-0150, ext. 1291 or private message the department on Facebook. All information will remain confidential.
Dave February 05, 2014 at 04:25 PM
What a scab in society. We have to vote in a No Second Chances policy. This guy needs to go to jail and pay a fine or turn over his car, house, etc. to pay for police and court costs to the community.
Turkey Date February 05, 2014 at 05:54 PM
Dave you are so right. Steal a coffee maker? Prison time and loss of all your personal property! If only every infraction led to a life of misery, then society would run smoothly.
Nicholas Cage the II February 05, 2014 at 06:34 PM
Drop it like its hot.
Berkeley Lifer February 05, 2014 at 08:53 PM
Prison has hot coffee.Also consider how much it costs to incarcerate low level scum? He deserves a beatdown.
anonymous February 05, 2014 at 11:36 PM
At least it was a keurig. I hope he knew the k-cups are pretty expensive but I guess he can steal some from shoprite. anonymous
John Cobb February 06, 2014 at 03:18 AM
A Keurig seems like a difficult item to shoplift, I mean you can't exactly slip it in your pocket like you can a watch or necklace. You're right about those k-cups getting expensive, I sometimes use the cups you fill with your own coffee.
suz February 06, 2014 at 08:02 AM
The drug addicts know the hot ticket items that will sell fast.
grace February 06, 2014 at 09:13 AM
wow i dont even have a keurig lol
grace February 06, 2014 at 09:30 AM
ok @ maruca calm down,,,its the patch
Nicholas Cage the II February 06, 2014 at 09:46 AM
@maruca Hispanic is no longer considered a race , its a ethnicity
Mac February 06, 2014 at 09:47 AM
@grace - Kohl's is discounting the one that got dropped if you're interested
Joe Gajewski February 06, 2014 at 11:24 PM
So this happened a month ago, and now its news? WTF?
grace February 07, 2014 at 08:59 AM
lol ok @ mac! and @ maruca i will take my fat white butt up to kohls and pick that one up, heard its on sale

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