Madison
79° F
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy
Advertisement

Man leaves prison, robs same store 15 years later

Published On: Mar 27 2014 11:07:53 AM CDT   Updated On: Mar 27 2014 11:34:52 AM CDT
Jail cell, prison

allanswart/iStock

Police say a man was released from prison after serving 15 years for robbing a store and then headed straight back to the same store and robbed it again. 

NBC New York reports that Christopher Miller, 40, was arrested in 1999 after he tied up the employees and stole the cash from a Stride Rite shoe store in Toms River, N.J.


The day after Miller's recent release from prison, police say he took a bus to the same Stride Rite store and demanded cash from the employees, making off with the cash register drawer containing $389. Police say he was found a few blocks away, with the cash stashed in a gutter.

Toms River Police Chief Mitchell Little told NBC New York that he wonders whether Miller considers prison life home, which is why he committed another crime immediately after being released. 

Miller is charged with robbery and is being held on $100,000 bail.

Advertisement
  • PHOTOS: K-9 teams from across Wis. train on UW campus

    MADISON, Wis. -- University of Wisconsin-Madison police hosted a statewide explosives training day for K-9 teams Thursday on campus.

    UWPD spokesman Marc Lovicott said Thursday's training involved multiple scenarios including large load explosive detection, dark room scenarios, plus more typical game-day situations that officers and their K-9 partner routinely encounter such as distractions, loud noises and an encounter with Bucky Badger.

  • Dwayne Johnson, San Andreas premiere

    Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

    World's highest paid actors

    Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson tops Forbes' newly released highest paid actors list, but what other Hollywood leading men made the list?

  • Oxycontin pills

    Darren McCollester/Getty Images

    What to know about prescription painkillers

    The Center for Disease Control says nearly 2 million Americans either abused or became dependent on prescription opioid drugs in 2014. More than 14,000 people died from overdoses of the drugs, according to the CDC, and opioid drugs are still frequently prescribed to treat everything from cancer and post-surgical pain, to bone fractures and headaches, according to the National Institute of Drug Abuse. Here are questions for you -- and your doctor -- before starting an opioid prescription:

Advertisement