Hollister’s security injured,shoplifter charged with robbery www.privateofficer.com
Paramus NJ April 9 2011 Police arrested a Paterson man Tuesday at the Garden State Plaza on robbery charges.
Patrolman Frank Piserchia and Patrolman Salvatore Cosentino responded to Hollister in the Garden State Plaza at about 3:30 p.m. after security there reported a robbery, reports said. The security officers told police that they tried to arrest Robert Tejada, 18, for allegedly shoplifting, but he assaulted an officer and fled on foot, reports said.
A guard chased Tejada, and was injured in the struggle to apprehend him, reports said. Mall security turned Tejada over to Paramus Police, who found him to be in possession of stolen property, wire cutters used to remove security tags and a small bag of marijuana, reports said.
Police arrested Tejada and charged him with robbery, possession of marijuana and possession of burglary tools. Tejada was sent to Bergen County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail.