Lacey Police Say Jackson Township Man Used Pocket Knife to Open Packages to Conceal them Inside Walmart

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of a Walmart Superstore is seen in Rosemead, California

LACEY TOWNSHIP, NJ – On Friday, June 3, 2022, at 7:16 p.m., Officer Hyle responded to Walmart for a report of a male subject who was shoplifting. Upon arrival, Officer Hyle met with the Assistant Manager who pointed out the suspect, Robert J. Thomas, 41, of Jackson, NJ.  Investigation at the scene revealed that Robert utilized a pocket knife to open packages, then conceal them on his person.  The total value of the items was $247.00.  Robert was arrested then transported to headquarters processing.  Robert was charged with Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and Shoplifting on a complaint summons.  Robert was served a copy of the complaint and released.

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