South Jersey Men Accused in PA Acme Thefts
A Cherry Hill resident and a Maple Shade resident are charged with stealing over-the-counter medication.
NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA—A pair of South Jersey men who were wanted by store security for more than $40,000 in thefts over numerous incidents were arrested Monday at an Acme in Newtown Square, PA after allegedly trying to steal from one of the chain's stores again, Newtown Township Police said.
The two men, who were only identified as a 36-year-old from Cherry Hill and a 35-year-old from Maple Shade, were caught on West Chester Pike after it was reported they'd fled the store in a white Lincoln with New Jersey tags. A third man was arrested as he was walking away from the grocery store, police said.
Acme employees told police of the allegations against the two men, who were charged with the theft of roughly $3,400 in over-the-counter medication and medicated creams and lotions from the Newtown Square Acme in September.
One of the men also has outstanding warrants from Philadelphia and Towamencin Township for similar thefts, police said.
The two also face additional charges—three counts of retail theft and three counts of possessing instruments of crime with intent—and were arraigned on $50,000 bail with no cash option by Magisterial District Judge Leon Hunter. Neither man was able to post bail, and both remain in Delaware County Prison.
Information is provided by Newtown Square Police. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.