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Johnnie Walker shoplifting goes wrong, security guard threatened

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YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: A security guard who caught a woman shoplifting a bottle of Scotch was suddenly grabbed from behind by the man she was with, who threatened to shoot and kill him if he didn’t let her go, Fairview police told CLIFFVIEW PILOT .

Jennifer Colaneri, Ricardo Gonzalez

The guard at Food Basics on Bergen Boulevard struggled with them both, then grabbed the woman’s handbag as he was knocked to the ground, Police Chief Frank Del Vecchio.

But the guard got the car’s license plate number as they fled, the chief said.

Two of his detectives then arrested the couple within hours, he said.

Jennifer Colaneri, 35, and 37-year-old Ricardo Gonzalez are charged with strong-armed robbery in the Saturday afternoon theft of a bottle of Johnnie Walker Black.

Detective Sgt. Vincent Bellucci and Detective Joselito Rivas tracked the couple down  to a Budget Inn in Parsipanny, where police there assisted with the arrests.

Colaneri and Gonzalez are being held on $20,000 bail each pending a Municipal Court hearing tomorrow.

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