Police: Man caught trying to steal 2 bags full of medication in Bayonne

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A Jersey City man was caught trying to steal two shopping bags full of over-the-counter medications at the Bayonne Rite Aid earlier this week, police said. Bayonne police

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Hasan Shivers, 44, of Jersey City, was charged with robbery and possession of a syringe on Tuesday, according to Police Capt. Janine Foy.

Around 4:27 p.m. on August 29th, Shivers was arrested near the intersection of 15th Street and Broadway after trying to steal two shopping bags full of over-the-counter medications from Rite Aid, located at 12-16 North St., authorities said.

The store employee who called in the robbery attempted to block Shivers from exiting and take his shopping bags, officials said.

After a struggle ensued, the items fell to the floor, though Shiver was able to flee with one item in hand before being apprehended, police said.

The Rite Aid employee sustained a minor injury during the alteration but refused medical attention, authorities said.

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