Duo Allegedly Tried to Shoplift $2,700 in Clothing from Kohl's

Jon Joseph Njagu, 25, of Kingston is charged with retail theft and criminal conspiracy for allegedly trying to steal $2,754.98 in clothing from Kohl's in Lower Nazareth Township.

“All for one, one for all” was the motto of The Three Musketeers.

It apparently wasn’t the motto of a man who allegedly walked out of Kohl’s Department Store with another man and more than $2,700 in clothes they didn’t pay for.

A store employee confronted the first man -- both men were in a vehicle. He wouldn’t hand over his identification. Instead, he handed the employee a driver’s license -- of the other man.

The other man has been charged. The first man, at least for now, apparently is at large.

Jon Joseph Njagu, 25, of the Wilkes-Barre area town of Kingston is charged with retail theft and criminal conspiracy -- both level-three felonies -- for the Jan. 3 incident at the Lower Nazareth Township store.

Information attached to a criminal complaint also lists an address for Njagu as a post office box in Bethlehem. Other addresses listed are Wilkes-Barre and Edwardsville, which is south of Kingston.

Colonial Regional officer Christopher L. Templeton writes in the complaint that police were dispatched to Kohl's around 1:50 p.m. Jan. 3.

The officer talked to a Kohl’s loss-prevention official, who said the two men entered the store, took clothes off racks, put the items into a cart and walked out.

The store official then described how the man she confronted handed over the driver’s license of the other man.

Police processed the license and it came back to Njagu. Templeton watched surveillance video and was able to identify one of the men as Njagu. He also learned that the value of the clothes taken was $2,754.98.

An arrest warrant for Njagu was issued Tuesday (Jan. 22). He was arraigned at 3:45 a.m. Friday by on-duty District Judge Joseph Barner of Lower Nazareth Township and committed to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $5,000 bail.


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