Two local residents were arrested in recent days in shoplifting incidents in Lacey.
Township police arrested 19-year-old Ashley Cavalier of Devon Street in Lanoka Harbor on Jan. 15 after they say she shoplifted merchandise valued at $75 from the TJ Maxx store in the Lacey Mall shopping center.
Cavalier, who was an employee of the store, is also accused of stealing cash and merchandise valued at $150. She was processed and later released after receiving a criminal summons, police said.
In a separate incident, 29-year-old Korey James of Dess Street in Toms River was arrested and charged with taking merchandise worth $750 from the township's Walmart store on Jan. 15.
James was processed and later released after receiving a criminal summons for shoplifting.