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Used 'Boost Bag' to get items past the store's security system, police say

A Brooklyn man was arrested in Mahwah Thursday night after allegedly using a “boost bag” to shoplift over $500 worth of Rogaine and razors from the CVS on Franklin Turnpike, Mahwah Police Chief Jim Batelli said.

Wayne Craft, 41, allegedly used a boost bag, a device fashioned out of a black plastic bag, tin foil and duct tape, to get the stolen items passed the store’s security system, Batelli said.

According to police, CVS employee statements and surveillance video showed Craft and another man in the store when Craft left with a purple bag of shoplifted items and headed on foot down Franklin Turnpike.

When police met up with Craft near Fox Lane, he was found to have a box cutter knife in his jacket pocket, the boost bag, shoplifted items, and a zip loc bag containing a “white powdery substance believed to be cocaine,” Batelli said.

Craft was on parole out of New York state and had an active warrant for his arrest out of Woodbridge, police said.

Craft was charged with shoplifting, possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, and possession of cocaine, police said. He was remanded to the Bergen County Jail on $5,000 bail.

Police are still looking for the other man who was in the store with Craft, Batelli said. “We have a basic description of the other person and the vehicle [he was driving], but no identification,” Batelli said.

The items taken from CVS, which police said are commonly shoplifted to be resold at small stores in NYC, were recovered.

Mahwah police officers Eric Larsen and Ryan Hill responded to the scene, and Officer William Hunt investigated the case. Batelli credited the officers’ “quick response [and] alert reactions" with the arrest.


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John Marston October 12, 2012 at 08:51 PM
JP October 12, 2012 at 10:30 PM
What's typical?...
ramapovrd October 13, 2012 at 12:34 AM
So that Obama debate didn't go to well for you.are you really a republican that makes no sense. He needed his telepromter.
John Marston October 13, 2012 at 12:56 AM
Typical that this lazy piece of @#$% festered over from NY to scum up Mahwah. Probably wants free health care and every other damn thing like the rest of the obama supporters. cant even buy rogain.... probably wants the subsidized by the government too
John Marston October 13, 2012 at 12:57 AM
How can you be a republican for obama? thats like water without hydrogen... you must just be an idiot.
John Marston October 13, 2012 at 12:58 AM
Oh well now this guy is where he belongs.
JP October 13, 2012 at 04:02 AM
Yeah, but Joe made up for that and showed us all how immature Pauly is.
JP October 13, 2012 at 04:03 AM
Are you kiding me? You're going to vote for that sham Romney? I'd rather vote Obama and at least guarantee my health care.
JP October 13, 2012 at 04:04 AM
Let me tell you... that guy is too far bald for that Rogaine to do any good.
JP October 13, 2012 at 06:33 AM
Now there's an idea. Did you know Lady Gaga uses Rogaine?
hsr October 13, 2012 at 02:00 PM
Some of these comments must be under the wrong news article, right?
Chopped Meet October 13, 2012 at 06:12 PM
I see Patch doesn't post any comments that they politically oppose. Interesting!
Chopped Meet October 13, 2012 at 06:15 PM
You are right John. The truth is the truth although many try to sugar coat it. I laugh at a TV commercial that says "if you see something, say something", it's always a white guy placing what may be a bomb on a bus or train. Of course if you used an Arab male that would be preposterous. The arab community can't be offended.
john hartford October 17, 2012 at 05:41 PM
I have to say the man is enterprising. Do you need hair? Check. Do you want to remove unwanted hair? Check.


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