The incident occurred the afternoon of May 20 at the Montgomery Township supermarket.

Man with prior retail theft convictions nabbed by police after stealing groceries from Wegmans, police say

Montgomery Township Police. Photo by James Short.

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A man with three prior retail theft convictions has been arrested and charged with felony retail theft for stealing more than $500 in groceries last week from Wegmans in Montgomery Township, police said.

Jordan Lee Hurey, 34, of the 1200 block of South 60th Street, Philadelphia, is free on $1,000 unsecured bail after being arraigned May 20 before Magisterial District Judge Michael P. Quinn on felony counts each of retail theft and receiving stolen property, according to court records.

According to the criminal complaint, police responded to the Wegmans at 804 Bethlehem Pike the afternoon of May 20 for a retail theft in progress, where an asset protection representative told police a white male with a beard, who was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and gray sweatpants, and another accomplice, were currently in the store loading items into reusable bags and then placing it into the cart.

Police were told by Wegmans security that the retail thefts were an ongoing issue with Hurey at the store, according to the affidavit. Police watched Hurey and his accomplice, they said, as they selected merchandise and continued to conceal it inside reusable bags, before leaving the store out the front entrance without paying.

Police made contact with the two suspects in the parking lot and took them into custody, police said.

All in all, the stolen merchandise, police allege, totaled $546.94.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 16 at noon before Magisterial District Judge Andrea Duffy on the Montgomery Township case.

Hurey has an active case in Montgomery County Common Pleas court stemming from a February 2024 misdemeanor retail theft arrest in Abington Township, according to court records. A preliminary hearing on that case is scheduled for June 26 at 11:45 a.m. before Magisterial District Judge Juanita A. Price.


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