A Tuckerton man has been arrested on charges of committing several robberies at area grocery stores.

Egg Harbor Township police were notified in August by store security of a man who had committed several burglaries in local ShopRites and Acmes in Egg Harbor Township, Hammonton, Sea Isle City and Lower Township.

Police said an Ocean County law enforcement officer was able to identify the suspect as Christopher Hayek, 42. Hayek was arrested by Prospect Park Police in Pennsylvania on Sept. 10.

He is now being held at Atlantic County jail on $57,500 bail.

Anyone with additional information should contact Patrolman Warren at 609-927-5200 or the Atlantic County Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234, 800-658-8477(TIPS) or at www.crimestoppersatlantic.com. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to arrests and indictments in Atlantic County.

Joel Landau

Senior copy editor for the Press of Atlantic City. Have worked as a reporter, copy editor and news editor with the paper since 1985. A graduate of the University of Delaware.