LINDEN – Police arrested a 43-year-old Camden man who allegedly loaded four stolen televisions into a waiting cab on Sunday evening.
Franklin Gould was charged with third degree shoplifting.
Police responded to the Linden Walmart on West Edgar Road at 6:33 p.m. on May 20 to investigate a reported shoplifting incident. A loss prevention officer told police that he had observed Gould place four flat-screen televisions in a shopping cart and leave the store without paying for them, authorities said.
Gould then allegedly loaded the televisions into the trunk of a taxi cab that he had taken to the store. A security officer ran outside and told the cab driver not to leave because the televisions were stolen, police said.
Gould allegedly ran away from the cab, but was stopped by a responding police officer. He was placed under arrest and taken to police headquarters. Bail was set at $5,000.
The total value of the four televisions is $1,312, police said.
The charge against Gould is merely an accusation; he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.