Shoplifter Arrested in Belleville PDF Print E-mail

Belleville – An Avenel man was arrested this morning by an Essex County sheriff’s officer following a shoplifting incident at the Walgreen’s drugstore on Franklin Avenue.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that sheriff’s officer Alexis Coelho was on routine patrol at 9:15 a.m. when she was flagged down by the drugstore’s manager and advised that a shoplifter had just walked away with 25 boxes of condoms.

Sheriff Fontoura said that Officer Coelho pursued the suspect on foot and after a brief struggle Gregory Redd, age 39, was arrested in the backyard of 83 Charles Street.

Redd was further questioned at Patrol Division headquarters and was issued summonses for shoplifting and resisting arrest.

The sheriff added that Redd will be notified shortly as to the date of his appearance in criminal Central Judicial Processing court for arraignment on today’s charges.