Alleged knife-wielding car burglar arrested in Manchester Township
He wasn't looking for home improvement supplies in the Lowe's parking lot on Route 70 in Manchester but a suspected burglar is rung up on charges.
Police say the same caller alerted them twice in the last couple weeks, on October 27 around 9:30 pm and again November 8 to a man trying to break car windows in the Lowe's parking lot of the Manchester Plaza.
Shane Bowie, 44, of Sterling Street in the Leisure Village West section of the Township, was unsuccessful in his efforts there but did find an unlocked car and began to loot the glove box.
When the caller confronted Bowie, he pointed a knife at the caller and fled in a tan minivan with Florida license plates.
The caller who was unharmed in the incident gave police a license plate I-D and a description of Bowie.
Bowie was arrested Thursday November 9 following a second incident at his home with a knife still in his possession.
He was transported back to Manchester Police Headquarters without incident for further investigation.
Bowie has been charged with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Terroristic Threats, Simple Assault, Burglary and Criminal Attempt - Theft.
After processing Bowie was lodged in the Ocean County Jail pending a detention hearing.
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