Toms River NJ Jan 16 2012 Police responded to Sears reference a shoplifting and Robbery at 730 p.m. Friday night.
Investigation by Officer Frank Moschella found that a white male was stopped by Loss Prevention Officers for Sears after a shoplifting incident and the suspect pulled out a knife and lunged toward the security officer.
Communication advised patrol units that the suspect then enter a white BMW and fled the scene. Sergeant Ralph Stocco and Office Wallace Polhemus, stopped the vehicle as it was pulling up to a residence on Whitesville Road shortly after the robbery.
The suspect exited the car and attempted to jump over a six foot fence when he was grabbed by Sergeant Stocco and Officer Polhemus and placed under arrest.
Police arrested David Forte 29 of 1767 Whitesville Road who was charged with robbery, aggravated assault and resisting arrest and placed in Ocean County Jail on $50,000 bail no 10 %..
Detective Louis Santora and Officers Art Pennell, Pascal Gambardella and Mark Nater assisted in the investigation and arrest.