Police: Middletown man, Mass. woman try to steal $3K worth of Apple Watches from East Windsor Walmart

EAST WINDSOR — Police said a Middletown man tried to steal $3,200 worth of Apple Watches from an East Windsor Walmart.

They said the 51-year-old suspect, Curtis Belin, broke into a storage cabinet at the Walmart Saturday morning and put the watches into a shopping cart. The man then covered the watches with clothes.

Police said the man abandoned the cart and ran away after he realized he had been noticed by an employee. The man was stopped by police at the entrance of the store.

The man has been charged with criminal attempt to commit larceny. Police said he has more than 40 prior arrests in the state.

He is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 28.

Police said a woman, Debra McCain, 48. of Massachusetts, came with Belin to the store. On the floor of her car, they found a BB gun which looked identical to a real pistol.  She was charged with having weapons in motor vehicle.