NEWTOWN SQUARE–On Oct. 15, the Newtown Township Police Department received a report of a theft in progress at the ACME in the Newtown Square Shopping Center at 3590 West Chester Pike.
While police were responding to the scene, information was received that the suspects were reported to be leaving the parking lot in a white Lincoln displaying a New Jersey registration.
Police were able to stop the Lincoln on West Chester Pike and arrested two of the occupants. A third suspect was arrested walking away from the ACME, said Lt. Chris Lunn in a press release.
Police were advised by ACME employees that two of the men were wanted for numerous thefts of ACME products in the tri-county area estimated by ACME Loss Prevention to be over $40,000.
Newtown police charged two of the men–a 35-year-old man from Maple Shade, NJ, and a 36-year-old man from Cherry Hill, NJ–with the theft of $3,400 in over-the-counter medications, or medicated creams/lotions from the Newtown Square ACME for thefts that occurred in September 2012.
Both men were arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Leon Hunter on $50,000 bail with no cash option. Both men were unable post bail and remain in Delaware County Prison. In addition, both men face the following charges: three counts of Retail Theft-Take Merchandise and three counts of Possessing Instrument of Crime With Intent.
According to Lunn, one of the men has outstanding warrants from Philadelphia and Towamencin Township for similar thefts.