Berkeley Man Charged With Robbing Toms River Walmart After Struggle

Erik Pamias
Erik Pamias

A 35-year-old Berkeley man was charged with robbery Monday after allegedly getting into a tussle with a security officer at Walmart, police said.

At 10 p.m., Toms River Police Officer Jason Putkowski arrested Erik Pamias from Edinburgh Drive in Berkley Township and charged him with robbery.

Pamias was seen by a loss prevention officer leaving the store with a $378 laptop computer, police said. When Pamias was approached by security he turned to the officer and began to punch him in the head, causing a laceration, police said.

The struggle continued as they both fell to the ground.  A co-worker approached to help during the struggle. Pamias attempted to grab a utility knife that was on the security officer’s belt, police said.

The witness assisted in subduing the suspect who was ultimately charged with robbery and is being held in the Ocean County Jail on $100,000 bail.

The store employee was treated for a cut to his forehead as well as his left eye.

Col Von Vapors April 17, 2014 at 09:29 AM
Remember..It's not "stealing" anymore....it is merely exhibiting a symptom of a terrible disease.....so relax everybody...it's ok now.
grace April 17, 2014 at 09:31 AM
@ col u be funny today! hows sloop creek doin? @ heywood maybe mommy wouldnt buy him one
Col Von Vapors April 17, 2014 at 10:52 AM
Maybe we can talk the County into opening a Heroin and Needle Distribution Center over by Sloop Creek Road...and Maybe Erik was going to use the Laptop to apply for his Obama care..that we he can get the treatment he might need..this is just speculative...so don't jump all over me
grace April 17, 2014 at 10:58 AM
@col your posts are gettin better each day!!! love it
Acsdms April 18, 2014 at 10:45 PM
He is just UGLY. What happened to this guy? What is he? It seems like we have people in our country that when u look at them u can't even tell what they are.


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