Lyndhurst PD: Several shoplifting arrests made

 

On May 22, 2024, at 8:28 p.m., Lyndhurst police were dispatched to a business on the 400 block of Valley Brook Avenue on a report of a shoplifting in progress.  Upon their arrival, the officers learned the two suspects had fled the area on foot.

A quick review of the store surveillance video provided a description of the suspects.

The officers canvassed the area and came upon the suspects hiding near a stage in a nearby park where they were placed under arrest.

The suspects were identified as Willis Charles, 30, of Brooklyn and Daniel Gatson, 26, of Trenton, both of whom were charged with shoplifting and released, pending an appearance in Bergen County Superior Court.

g Meanwhile, on May 25, 2024, at 10:52 a.m., Lyndhurst police were dispatched to a business on the 400 block of Valley Brook Avenue on a report of a shoplifting in progress.  Upon their arrival, members of the store’s loss-prevention team directed the officers to the section of the store where the suspect was last observed.

As officers approached the suspect, he dropped two large bags which he used to conceal multiple items.  Police then intercepted the suspect before he could flee the store.

The suspect was identified as Roger Pencile, 33, of Newark, and charged him with shoplifting. Pencile also had outstanding warrants from Elizabeth and Paramus.  Additionally, Pencile was identified as a suspect in three previous shopliftings in Lyndhurst and was charged accordingly.

Pencile was remanded to the Bergen County Jail, Hackensack.

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