Statewide Home Depot Shoplifter Caught at the Shore After Stealing Over $10,000 in Merchandise

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STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, NJ – North Jersey man who has been on a Home Depot shoplifting spree in North Jersey has been caught after an attempted theft at a Jersey Shore store.

According to police, on Tuesday, at approximately 4:15 p.m., the Stafford Township Police Department responded to a shoplifting in progress at the Home Depot located on Route 72 West in Manahawkin.

“Upon arrival, the suspect later identified as Ronnie Bridgelal 20 years old of Carteret, New Jersey attempted to flee from Ptl. Adam Sherer who was able to quickly take him into custody,” the department said in a statement. “Ronnie Bridgelal was attempting to steal approximately $3500 of merchandise from Home Depot. His vehicle was located in the parking lot occupied by a Jessica Bridgelal 29 years old Carteret, New Jersey who was also placed under arrest. Further investigation revealed their vehicle contained an additional $8500 worth of stolen merchandise from numerous Home Depot stores in northern New Jersey.”

Bridgelal was charged with Shoplifting, Conspiracy to Commit Shoplifting, Resisting Arrest, Hindering, Receiving Stolen Property, and Possession of a False Government Document. He was lodged in the Ocean County Jail.

Jessica Bridgelal was charged with Shoplifting, Conspiracy to Commit Shoplifting, Hindering, and Receiving Stolen Property. She was released on a summons. Both subjects are due to appear in the Ocean County Superior Court at a later date

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