Gloucester power tool bandit captured after committing thefts on a daily basis

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FILE PHOTO: Shoppers departs after visiting a Lowe's hardware store in Philadelphia

GLOUCESTER TWP, NJ – After stealing power tools from home improvement stores on a daily basis, police have captured their suspect.

In the beginning of February 2022, the Gloucester Township Police Department Retail Theft Unit began investigating a male shoplifter, later identified as Ramon Ramirez of Gibbsboro NJ, who was stealing various high end power tools from local home improvement stores on a daily basis.

On February 9th 2022, Gloucester Township Retail Theft Detectives coordinated with Lowe’s Asset Protection and developed a pro-active strategy to end these thefts. During the operation, Ramirez entered the business at 1233 PM and concealed numerous Dewalt power tools and packages of drill bits. Ramirez exited the business and was immediately apprehended by awaiting detectives.

During the investigation, Ramirez was charged with nine (9) counts of shoplifting with a
combined retail loss over two thousand dollars ($2000.00) and additionally processed on ten (10) outstanding warrants. He was released pending a future court appearance.

The Gloucester Township Police Department along with local Retail Loss Prevention will continue pro-active plainclothes operations using new and innovative police strategies to curtail this criminal activity.