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West Deptford Police Bust Alleged Shoplifting Trio at ShopRite

The alleged shoplifters tried to get away with more than $1,500 in merchandise from the grocery store.

A trio of shoplifters driving a stolen car tried to rush out of on Mantua Pike with more than $1,500 in stolen merchandise before being caught by store security and officers Tuesday night, police said Friday.

James Corbin, 46, of Swedesboro, Andrew Salvadore, 20, of Philadelphia, and Sherry Young, 32, of Philadelphia, were caught in the store’s parking lot with carts laden with goods, police said, and tried to flee the scene as police officers arrived.

Corbin had been caught by store security when West Deptford K-9 Officer Michael Franks arrived on the scene at 7:21 p.m. Franks arrested Corbin, who was a wanted fugitive out of Philadelphia, on the spot, but Salvadore and Young were trying to flee, police said.

But as Salvadore tried to back out of the parking lot in a Pennsylvania-registered Jeep police said was stolen out of Philadelphia, Ptl. Steven Shirey and Sgt. Grant Worrell blocked him in, then arrested him without incident.

Young, meanwhile, had started walking away through the parking lot, police said, but was caught by Franks a few minutes later. She put up a fight when Franks confronted her, police said, leading to additional charges.

Corbin, who had $701.20 worth of stuff in his shopping cart, was charged with fourth-degree shoplifting and fourth-degree possession of a stolen vehicle and was also charged as being a fugitive from justice, police said. As it turns out, Corbin was wanted in Pennsylvania for escaping custody and car theft, and his bail was set at $100,000, pending extradition to Pennsylvania, police said.

Salvadore, who had $640.67 in merchandise in his cart, was charged with fourth-degree shoplifting and fourth-degree possession of a stolen vehicle, and was released pending a court date, police said.

Young faced lesser shoplifting charges, and was only charged with a disorderly persons offense for allegedly taking $174.59 in merchandise, police said, but was hit with the same fourth-degree possession of a stolen vehicle charge and also was charged with third-degree resisting arrest. She was also released pending a court date.

Barbara J Miller June 11, 2012 at 12:55 AM
I'm glad these filthy thieves got caught. I shop at Shoprite all the time. I'm just curious at what type of merchandise they stole that came to that kind of money. I don't have the mind of a thief but I just can't see how anybody thought they could get out of Shoprite without getting caught !!!
Bryan Littel June 11, 2012 at 01:32 AM
That was one of the things I asked, Barbara - they didn't have a breakdown of what exactly was in the shopping carts, just the totals. The mind boggles at how someone could cram $700 worth of stuff into one cart.
Mary June 17, 2012 at 12:37 PM
I am sure they were high priced items, such as Razor blades and such. I am happy they caught them. :)
MarianB October 05, 2012 at 05:50 AM
Some may find it ridiculous but razor blades were frequently shoplifted.

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