Police arrested two men who allegedly shoplifted from several Home Depot stores in Passaic County, including stores located in Paterson, Clifton, Totowa, and Passaic.
The two suspects are from Garfield and Paterson, respectively. According to law enforcement, the suspects began their theft spree on December 13 when they stole drill sets from the Home Depot in Paterson, NJ.
The suspects allegedly committed similar thefts at Home Depots elsewhere in Passaic County, New Jersey.
The Passaic County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division conducted an investigation into the crime spree and got surveillance video footage that reportedly showed the suspects stealing from one of the stores.
Police eventually arrested the suspects while they were allegedly shoplifting from a store located in Passaic, NJ.
When the suspects were arrested, police reportedly found them carrying heroin. It is believed that the suspects committed the theft offenses to finance their drug habits.
The suspects face serious criminal charges for third degree shoplifting. If they are convicted of third degree shoplifting, they would each face a sentence of 3-5 years in New Jersey State Prison.
For further information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “These 2 Preyed on Home Depots to Fuel Heroin Habit, Police Say.”