A 48-year-old Paterson male is facing charges for allegedly trying to make off with several bottles of liquor Monday afteroon at Food Basics.
According to Glen Rock Police Cpt. Jonathan Miller, Corey Newman grabbed a bottle of Johnny Walker, valued at $65 and two bottles of Remy Martin, valued at $49. When Ptl. Lucas Doney arrived to the Lincoln Avenue store, security had subdued Newman, Miller said.
Police claim Newman also had a crack pipe in his possession. He was transported to Bergen Regional Medical in Paramus for undisclosed medical reasons.
Newman was charged with shoplifting and possession of narcotics paraphrenalia. He faces an upcoming date in Glen Rock Municipal Court.
Numerous liquor thefts have been reported at the food store, including an incident in which a woman allegedly tried to spray mace at a security guard.
It's not always liquor the thieves are after, according to police. A Paterson man was arrested in August for allegedly stealing baby formula to buy heroin.
The presence of security personnel has increased in recent months as a reaction to the various theft attempts.
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