At 8:30 p.m. on August 19, police report that a tall, thin male with black hair entered the store and proceeded to the frozen food section.
The man allegedly grabbed a scanner, which is used by employees to take inventory, and left. The device is reportedly valued at $1,132.
Township police were also advised that the ShopRite in Gibbstown also reported that a barcode scanner gun was stolen on the same date by a man matching the description of the person wanted in connection with the West Deptford ShopRite theft.
"They felt—they’re not sure—that it possibly could have been a disgruntled ex-employee," said West Deptford Acting Police Chief Samuel DiSimone.
The case is being handled by Det. James Shields of the West Deptford police department. Anyone with information on the reported thefts is asked to contact Shields at 856-845-4004.