A Union City man was arrested within Bayonne right after shoplifting approximately $1, 440 worth of eye care products at CVS and Walgreens, police said.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

George Xenakis, 33, of Partnership City, has been charged with robbery, resisting arrest, plus two counts of shoplifting, according to Police Capt. Eric Amato.

Xenakis had been taken into custody in 1: 31 p. m. hours from the area of Martin Luther King Drive and Orient Avenue in Jersey Town on Tuesday.

On this date from about 10: 52 a. m., officers responded in order to the CVS, located with 560 Avenue C, on a report of the shoplifting. During the investigation, it was learned that a man entered the store and shoplifted 15-20 bottles of vision drops totaling $200.

He then fled on the blue Citibike. Shortly after, on around 11: 05 a. m., officials responded to the Walgreens, located at 12 North St., on a report of a robbery.

During the analysis, it was learned that the male joined the shop and shoplifted approximately $1, 220 really worth of attention drops and eye treatment products. Throughout the shoplifting, he threatened to stab an employee with a syringe if the employee attempted in order to stop him.

He then again fled upon a blue Citibike. Bayonne police detectives responded plus immediately began an investigation.

During the analysis, the investigators contacted Jersey City law enforcement and provided a description and photo of the actor from video surveillance and requested that they contact them should they observe the particular actor.

The detectives were contacted shortly after by a member associated with the Shirt City Police Department who immediately recognized the acting professional as Xenakis from numerous past shoplifting incidents within Jersey City.

The officer also advised the Bayonne detectives that will he had just observed Xenakis operating a Citibike in the area of MLK Generate and Stegman Street.

The particular Bayonne detectives immediately responded to the area and situated Xenakis, that matched the man observed in the surveillance videos at the stores, in the particular area associated with MLK Drive and Navigate Avenue.

As the investigators approached Xenakis, he refused to comply with their commands to stop. The detectives were ultimately able to quit him, conduct their investigation, and place your pet under arrest.

Throughout the police arrest process, Xenakis resisted by becoming combative and attempted to run away. He has been ultimately subdued and taken into custody. A search incident to his detain led to the recovery of numerous syringes and other items of evidence in his possession.

As the investigators were processing him, he was positively identified as the particular actor associated with another shoplifting from the Rite Aid in 1097 Broadway reported on July 17th, which was currently under analysis.

This incident involved Xenakis shoplifting $434 worth of Haagan Dazs ice cream, which he had been also charged for, authorities said.

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