If you're stealing things (allegedly), it's best not to do it near a camera.

Police in Atlantic City say during the early morning hours of June 8th, personnel in the department’s Surveillance Center observed a person removing items from a vehicle on the beach block of Belmont Avenue and then walking to the Boardwalk.

Two officers responded and located the man, 30-year-old Michael Foster of Galloway.

The officers attempted to speak with Foster when he began to run leading the officers on a foot pursuit. While running, Foster attempted to remove articles of clothing to alter his appearance. With assistance from Officer Atiqul Islam, Foster was apprehended in the rear of a residence in the beach block of Texas Avenue. He was arrested without further incident.

Foster was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center-City Division as a precaution because he was breathing heavily and unable to respond to officers after being apprehended. He was released a short time later.

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It was learned that Foster had an active warrant for his arrest under an alias.

The stolen items were recovered and returned to the owner.

Michael Foster, also known as Tyrone Foster, has been charged with theft, obstruction of justice, and hindering apprehension. He was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.

The public is reminded that charges are accusations and all persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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