A Passaic County man faces charges after police staked out a food distributor in Wayne and caught him stealing a pallet of steaks worth $3,000, authorities said.
Police were watching Driscoll Foods on Nov. 11 after business representatives reported several late-night burglaries at their facilities located at 6 Westbelt, according to Wayne police Detective Capt. Dan Daly.
Police saw a man in dark clothes moving through the parking lot and approach a building about 10:30 p.m., authorities said.
“The (man) was out of sight for some time and then emerged from the business operating a pallet jack loaded with boxes of steaks,” Daly said in a statement.
Daly said police determined the man entered the facility through a bay door and had “multiple additional pallets staged for his return.”
The food was worth more than $3,000 and officers found the man’s vehicle parked on a nearby street with paper covering his license plates, according to Daly.
The man, a Paterson resident, was charged with burglary, theft and possession of a controlled substance. He man was released on a summons to appear in court.
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