A man who spent more than 13 years in jail for robbing a New Jersey shoe store returned to the scene of the crime one day after his release from prison and robbed the business again, police say.
Christopher Miller, 40, was released from South Woods State Prison in Bridgeton, N.J., on Friday.
“Miller took the cash register containing $389 but the workers refused his demand to turn over their car keys, authorities said. … ‘He was not armed but just made a verbal threat,’ police spokesman Ralph Stocco said. … The employees quickly notified police, who enlisted the help of a K-9 named Cyrus and tracked down Miller on nearby Feathertree Drive. Police found the employees’ phones in a garbage can in the shopping center and the money in a gutter downspout in the back of the building, police said.”