Man robs shoe store day after completing 15 year prison sentence for robbing the same shoe storeBy Mason White 3:01 PM March 26, 2014
By: Hydar Tomar
(Scroll down for video) Despite serving a fifteen year prison sentence, one man has not learned his lesson, police in New Jersey said.
The day after Christopher Miller finished a 15 year prison sentence for shoplifting from a Stride Rite store in Toms River, he committed an identical crime at the same store.
Miller, 40, was released on Friday, from South Woods State Prison, after serving 15 years for robbing the Stride Rite on Hooper Avenue. On Saturday, Miller took a bus from Atlantic City to Toms River, returned to the same store and committed a second robbery.
Miller entered the store and found two store employees, a 17-year-old boy and a 43-year-old woman. He demanded cash, but he became agitated with their slow response.
He helped himself to the cash register and removed about $400 in cash. Miller also demanded the woman’s car keys, but the woman refused to comply.
A frustrated Miller took cellphones and fled on foot. The employees managed to alert the police, who responded immediately. Moments later, Miller was arrested, and police found the phones and the money.
In 1999, Miller was sentenced to 15 years in prison for three armed robberies in Toms River and Brick, as well as theft, criminal restraint and possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes. Miller was booked into the Ocean County Jail and is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.