Wildwood man charged in Delco TV theft spree

Posted: January 24, 2013

A New Jersey man has been arrested in the theft of four large flat-screen televisions from a Delaware County Walmart over a five-day period, police said Wednesday.

Matthew Colleluori, 34, of Wildwood, was spotted by store security at the Marple store Tuesday attempting to leave with an unpaid item. He fled after a struggle with a security guard and drove off at high speed. His vehicle eventually crashed into two police cars as he tried to exit I-95 at Route 420. Empty packets of heroin were found in his car, according to court documents.

Walmart security told police that tapes showed Colleluori walking out of the store with four televisions over a five-day period.

Colleluori is charged with retail theft, receiving stolen property, attempting to elude an officer, and related crimes. He is being held at the Delaware County prison after failing to post bail. - Mari A. Schaefer

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