HOBOKEN, NJ - According to Hoboken Police, a pharmacy on Washington Street was hit twice within the same hour by two different shoplifters on Monday.

At about 8:26 on September 14, Police Officer Ramon Calderon was dispatched to 101 Washington Street (Walgreens) on a report of a shoplifting. He then stopped a male who matched the description of the perpetrator in the area of 77 River Street, while Lieutenant Edmond Drishti and Sergeant David Olivera responded as backup.

Dwayne McMillian, 50, of Newark was being placed under arrest for shoplifting when he came within close distance of Officer Calderon, Lt. Drishti, and Sgt. Olivera and purposefully began coughing in their faces.

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McMillian was transported to police headquarters and charged with Throwing Bodily Fluid at Law Enforcement Officer, Shoplifting, and Hindering Apprehension. McMillian’s charges were placed on a warrant, and he was transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility.

At 9:23 a.m., Calderon was back at Walgreens gathering information on McMillian’s arrest when an employee of Walgreens alerted him of a shoplifting in progress. Officer Calderon stopped the accused suspect and Officer Anthony Olivera and Officer Frank Francolino responded as backup.

Anthony Crossin, 30, from Jersey City, was arrested, searched, and found to be in possession of a Hypodermic Syringe. Crossin was transported to headquarters for processing and charged with Shoplifting, Hindering Apprehension, and Possession of Hypodermic Syringe.

It was soon discovered that Crossin was wanted by Los Angeles County Sheriffs for Robbery, and also had a warrant in Harrison, NJ. As a result of said warrants, Crossin was additionally charged with Fugitive from Justice, and he was transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility.

The above defendants are innocent until proven guilty.

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