By Jim Clark
Police officers took custody of a suspected shoplifter as he attempted to flee from store personnel at the Market Basket last week.
The officers were reportedly told that a man, Michael England, 30, was observed stuffing a package of pork ribs into his pocket by the store manager.
Other store employees said that they saw England placing additional items into his backpack, according to reports.
As England allegedly attempted to leave without paying for the stolen items, the store manager attempted to detain him, police said.
England reportedly stopped for a moment and commenced to hand over the pork ribs, but he suddenly began running from the store.
After police searched England and his backpack and retrieved the stolen items, he was placed under arrest and charged with shoplifting by asportation.