ABSECON — An alleged horticultural thief has been apprehended, police said Monday.
At 3:16 p.m. Sunday, a resident reported his hanging flower pots had been stolen from a neighborhood off North Shore Road, police said.
The victim provided police with footage from his home surveillance system taken about 3 a.m. showing the theft. Police identified the suspect as Jimmie E. Anderson, of Absecon.
On Monday, detectives went to Anderson’s residence and found several other stolen items, including potted plants and lawn statues in the yard.
Police confiscated property identified as stolen in previous reported theft cases, as well as items believed to have been stolen, pending further investigation.
Anderson was charged with theft and receiving stolen property. He was released on a summons.
Anyone who has experienced plant, shrub, hanging flower pot, and/or statue or lawn ornament theft is encouraged to contact the Absecon Police Department and see if their property has been recovered. The police department can be reached at 609-641-0667.