CLIFTON NJ June 13 2018— City police say two 17-year-old-boys were caught after they tried to steal $92,000 worth of jewelry from Costco on Friday.
Officers arrived at the store at about 8:45 p.m. to find the Costco loss prevention team had the teens detained.
Costco employees, police said, observed the boys acting suspiciously and ultimately trying to make off with a large quantity of jewelry.
When approached by store staff, the suspects fled and attempted to leave the store by way of an emergency exit. They were caught when they could not get the door open.
They were taken into custody and juvenile charges were filed on shoplifting charges. Police said that even with the large dollar value of goods involved, it is still a shoplifting charge.