A man who allegedly stole several bags of shrimp and Tide products from the Acme store in two separate shoplifting incidents caused minor injures for two Hoboken police officers while resisting arrest, authorities said.
Ricardo Burgos, 57, of Hoboken, was charged with shoplifting, aggravated assault on a police officer, terroristic threats, and resisting arrest, according to Det. Lt. Danilo Cabrera.
On Saturday, at about 12:20 p.m., Officer Dennis Figueroa, Jr. responded to ACME Supermarket 614 Clinton St. on a report of a shoplifter.
As Figueroa responded, a description of the alleged actor and direction of flight was provided. An employee reported that the alleged actor had committed two shoplifting incidents throughout the day.
The first theft occurred earlier in the day and was discovered after the alleged actor left with several bags of shrimps without paying.
When the same man was observed back in the store, he was stopped as he tried to exit and was discovered to be in position of unpaid tide products. The Tide product was recovered and the alleged actor ran out of the store.
Moments later, Sgt. David Olivera located an individual matching the alleged actor’s description in the area of 300 Marshall Dr. When Olivera attempted to stop the suspect, he ran into a nearby building.
Officers Anthony Olivera and Frank Francolino responded to backup Sgt. Olivera. The suspect was located inside the building and was placed under arrest. He was identified as Burgos.
As Burgos was being placed under arrest, he resisted and caused minor injuries to both Francolino and Officer Olivera. He was transported to headquarters and was charged with the aforementioned charges before being transported to the county correctional facility.