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.