A Whiting man with a knack for crime was arrested at the Home Depot on Route 70 in Brick Tuesday for shoplifting nearly $5,000 worth of power tools and other items.

Michael Schecton, 28, was spotted placing items in empty bins.

Police say that he left the store without paying for the merchandise which was loaded in a shopping cart.

The merchandise, which consisted of mostly power tools, had a total value of over $4,900.

Schecton started to book it when he was asked to stop by police.

His attempt to get away was quickly ended and resulted in his arrest.

When police searched his vehicle they also found a bag of gold jewelry which they believe is evidence tying Schecton to other crimes.

Schecton was charged with Shoplifting and Obstruction of Justice and was lodged in Ocean County Jail.

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