Another Liquor Theft Attempt Reported at Food Basics

A Paterson man allegedly tried to make off with liquor bottles and was found with a crack pipe at the Glen Rock supermarket, according to police.

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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jp1 October 16, 2012 at 08:34 PM
Is there any security what so ever at this store? One day someone will be seriously injured.
James Kleimann October 16, 2012 at 10:58 PM
Yeah, there is security. It's been upped in recent months, as I wrote.
Mikka H October 17, 2012 at 03:03 AM
Isabel October 17, 2012 at 02:44 PM
I used to shop there exclusively because the prices cannot be beat and their produce was always fresh (steered clear of the meat though). However I stopped going there for three reasons: 1) the aisles can't handle two carts bypassing each other, one always had to pop a u-turn 2) the majority of their customers tended to be (how do I put this nicely?) excessively aggressive 3) I was tired of the male employees leering at me and all the other female customers. One actually used to whistle at me like a friggin' canary every time I went! Wish they would address these problems, because I'd probably go back if I didn't feel like I had to watch my back (literally) every time I decided to go grocery shopping.


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