A Hoboken man was arrested yesterday morning after shoplifting over $200 worth of steaks from the Acme supermarket, police said.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Angel Lopez-Sierra, 31, of Hoboken, was charged with robbery, weapons possession (knife), and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to Police Det. Lt. Jonathan Mecka.
At approximately 10:30 am on Tuesday, Officers Nathaniel Arocho and Wilfredo Gomez responded to the ACME supermarket, located at 614 Clinton St., on the report of a shoplifting.
Upon their arrival, they met with an employee who stated he observed a man, later identified as Lopez-Sierra, attempting to exit the store without paying for over $200 worth dollars of steaks.
The employee was able to stop the man, and during that interaction, Lopez-Sierra allegedly brandished a knife prior to fleeing the store. From there, the description of Lopez-Sierra was provided to all police units.
A short time after, Lopez-Sierra was stopped by Officers Anthony Olivera and Michael Aviles in the area of 300 Jackson St. During their on-scene investigation steaks, a knife and drug paraphernalia were recovered.
As a result, Lopez-Sierra was arrested and transported to headquarters where the aforementioned charges were placed on a warrant.
Additionally, while at headquarters, it was discovered that Lopez-Sierra had three outstanding warrants for his arrest issued by, Edgewater (shoplifting), Hoboken (drug paraphernalia), and a Hudson County Sheriff’s Office warrant.
Afterwards, Lopez-Sierra was transported to Hudson County Correctional Facility, authorities said.