Police: New Jersey Men Stole TVs Worth $1,600 from Wal-Mart

Colonial Regional Police recover two televisions worth $1,600 and arrest three New Jersey men for shoplifting from the Wal-Mart in Lower Nazareth Township.

Police were able to catch three Camden, N.J., area men Sunday afternoon not long after they allegedly stole two televisions worth about $1,600 from the in .

When Colonial Regional Police arrived at the store in the Northampton Crossings shopping center shortly before 5 p.m., they were told the three men loaded the televisions into a burgundy colored van with New Jersey tags. Court records do not describe the televisions.

Police found the van -- a 2012 Kia Sedona minivan -- in the parking lot of the nearby .

It was occupied by a man in the front passenger seat later identified as Marlon White, 41, of Camden.

A second man, Cameron L. Smith, 35, of Camden, was found in the parking lot of , which is on the other side of Route 248 from Northampton Crossings. A third man, Douglas Scott III, who turned 40 on Friday, was found hiding in the , which is on the same side of Route 248 as Five Below. Scott is from Voorhees.

A Wal-Mart loss prevention official identified the men as the alleged thieves, the records say.

The records also say Scott has three previous arrests in New Jersey for retail theft. Smith is wanted on an active warrant out of Camden County (the charge is not specified). White has no prior arrests for retail theft.

White and Scott each were charged with retail theft and criminal conspiracy, and Smith was charged with criminal conspiracy. They were arraigned by on-duty of Nazareth and committed to Northampton County Prison in lieu of bail.

Ben Miller August 14, 2012 at 02:13 PM
How can they be so stupid? They had the time to get in their van, drive across the street to Five Below (or even more time if they walked across that ridiculously busy 248), get something from Panera and basically just wait for the police to arrive. Now, I'm no criminal mind, but I surely would have covered my plates with mud ahead of time and afterwards, jumped in my vehicle and then onto 22 east. They'd have been in NJ and on 31 South by the time the police were looking for them, where they could spray off the mud with a hose, hopped on and be completely free. Nobody would have thought to look in Camden for them. Also, great Loss Prevention, Walmart. You let them walk out of your store with two flat screens valued at $1600 without stopping them?
Debbie August 16, 2012 at 01:51 PM
so..back when most of us were complaining about the new highway they were putting in to make it easier to get more N.Yorkers & New Jersey people to move in PA.....quicker commute for them...well..thank you..see what we have now....crime can move in here a little easier. not a smart move to me.....


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