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Police Arrest Bayville Man in Theft From Sears Store

Police: Bayville man stole coffee maker, knocked mall security guard to the ground with his car

Marcus F. Velazquez (Photo: Ocean County Jail)
Marcus F. Velazquez (Photo: Ocean County Jail)
Hours after posting his photo on social media sites and distributing it to the media, Toms River police arrested a Bayville man for stealing a coffee maker from the Ocean County Mall Sears store.

A tip led police to Puffin Glade in Bayville, where Berkeley Township patrol officers located a suspect vehicle and ultimately conducted an investigation that led to the arrest of Marcus F. Velazquez, 29, who lives on the street, police spokesman Ralph Stocco said.

Velazquez was charged by Toms River Police Detective Thomas Grosse with one count of robbery and is being held on $50,000 bail at the Ocean County Jail.

The Keurig, which retails for $189, had already been sold at a local business for $50 prior to Velazquez’s arrest, Stocco said.

The initial incident occurred at 11:34 am Thursday at Sears in the Ocean County Mall, when the suspect was seen on surveillance video concealing and removing a Keurig coffee maker from the store. Two loss prevention officers attempted to detain the suspect, however he fled the store and entered his car. 

The suspect then put the car in reverse and struck one of the officers and knocked him to the ground as the suspect was fleeing the scene, Stocco said.
Halpha2 March 15, 2014 at 05:54 AM
Cut his nuts off so he can't reproduce any scumbag greasy donkey riding kids. Dickhead.
Heywood March 15, 2014 at 06:03 AM
This is the kind of scum that lives among us in Bayville now. They're living in our neighborhoods with assisted housing, Section 8, etc.
suz March 15, 2014 at 08:38 AM
Heywood...ugh. As I, and many others, have said...section 8 and HUD can be a real big problem. Once they are 'let in', the government never follows up and they just multiply like rabbits. Oh, don't go bashing me for this comment...there is good and bad in all. It's just a fact. My mom's friend lives in a senior housing HUD, and they allow the mentally ill and 'former' addicts...just wrong. No supervision.
grace March 15, 2014 at 12:47 PM
there goes my coffee maker again! dang @ mac guess i better just pony up and buy one
grace March 15, 2014 at 12:47 PM
@suz you are correct and i hope you dont get too much backlash from other posters...

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