Police say Lebanon shoplifter fled arrest

Allegedly tried to steal a cart of groceries from Price Chopper

LEBANON, NH - Police say a Lebanon man tried to bolt from them on Monday right while they were in the midst of questioning him about his having allegedly pushed a cartload of groceries out the doors of the Price Chopper supermarket without paying for the items.

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    Lebanon Police said the incident began when a `loss prevention officer' at Price Chopper called dispatchers reporting that a man they'd confronted outside their store had abandoned his cart of allegedly stolen goods and taken off running on foot.

    Lebanon officers searched the area and began questioning Jatinder Singh, 38, of Lebanon who appeared to match the description of the suspect, Lebanon Police reported on Tuesday.    

    Police said Singh "attempted to flee again" as he was being interviewed but he was quickly taken into custody and charged with misdemeanor counts of theft and resisting arrest.

    Singh was later released on $1,000 personal recognizance bail with a citation ordering him to appear for arraignment on May 1st at the Lebanon District Court.

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