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NJ Target employee stops 3 women stealing shopping cart with nearly $600 of merchandise



Dramatic video captured an attentive Target employee jumping into action and stopping three women from stealing a shopping cart with nearly $600 worth of clothes and other goods moments before the wannabe thieves took off.

Surveillance footage from Target in Gloucester Township shows the employee sprinting out of the store and stopping the women just outside the entrance — prompting them to run to their silver Jeep SUV parked nearby and take off.

Surveillance footage shows the Target employee jumping in front of the cart full of stolen goods. Gloucester Township Police

The trio entered the Berlin Cross Keys Road store on Monday and filled their cart to the brim with clothing and other items totaling $581.29, Gloucester Township police said in a statement.

The video footage shows the women — one wearing a blue and black scarf on her head, one in a pink coat, and one in a brown coat — entering the store.

Surveillance footage shows the trio milling through the women’s clothing section, aimlessly adding items to their cart.

One of the women, pictured wearing a pink coat in surveillance footage, leaves the store and moves the Jeep to the front of the store.

The three women were pictured on surveillance footage entering the store. Gloucester Township Police

Her two friends were then seen in surveillance footage approaching the register as if they were about to pay, but instead, they walk outside, taking their full cart with them.

Video shows the employee rushing in front of their cart just outside the store. The two women immediately walk away, hopping into the car waiting for them.

The women fled to a silver Jeep SUV that was waiting for them outside. Gloucester Township Police

The suspects’ Jeep had a temporary New Jersey license plate and a spare front right tire, police said.

Police are asking for help identifying the women.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Gloucester Township Police Department at 856-228-4500, or the Anonymous Crime Tip Line at 856-842-5560.

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