DUMONT, N.J. -- Two men who Bergenfield police charged with employing a juvenile to shoplift several thousand dollars worth of merchandise after Dumont police caught them posted $25,000 bail each and were released pending court hearings.
Jeremy Mayers, 18, of Jersey City and Taron Lane, 21, of Flatbush, N.Y. had the 16-year-old Brooklyn boy with them when Sgt. Charles Hogan stopped them in Dumont on Dec. 14, authorities said.
Hogan reportedly was responding to a burglary call when he saw Lane and the teen running toward Shadyside Avenue and stopped them.
It turns out they'd just shoplifted $2,178 in medication and Rogaine from the Walgreens in Bergenfield while the third waited in the car, police told northjersey.com.
Some of the booty fell from one suspect's pants and more was in a gift bag carried by his alleged accomplice as they headed toward a car parked nearby, the news site reported.
Police found $5,000 more in merchandise in the car, northjersey.com reported.
Lane, who police said was waiting in the vehicle, posted bail soon after being brought to the Bergen County Jail, records show.
Mayers remained there until Saturday, when he posted the same amount and was released.
The teen was briefly detained before being released to the custody of a family member.
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