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Accused Shoplifter Caught After Fighting With Staffer Trying To Apprehend Him At ShopRite

Shop Rite on Boston Post Road in Milford.
Shop Rite on Boston Post Road in Milford. Photo Credit: Google Maps

A man got into it with a loss prevention agent after being busted allegedly stealing $65 in merchandise from a local grocery store.

Officers from the Milford Police Department took custody of a suspect shortly before 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 1, following an alleged shoplifting incident from Shop Rite on Boston Post Road over the summer.

Police said that Milford resident Jayson Rotz, 28, allegedly shoplifted more than $65 of items from Shop Rite on July 22, and proceeded to engage in a physical altercation with the loss prevention agent attempting to apprehend him.

Rotz was arrested on Sunday and charged with robbery, larceny and breach of peace. He was released following his arraignment over the weekend and is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 30 to answer the charges.

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