RED BANK: ALLEGED BELT THIEF CUFFED

An Asbury Park man was arrested Tuesday after he bolted from the upscale Garmany clothing store with nine leather belts worth $2,725, Red Bank police said Wednesday.

Abdus-Shahid Ali, 43, was pulled over and apprehended on Branch Avenue at 7 p.m., shortly after  employees saw him run out of the store with the merchandise and flee in a car, said Captain Darren McConnell, who made the arrest.

Ali was charged with shoplifting, hindering arrest for allegedly giving police a false identity, and possession of pot hidden in his waistband and a sock. Municipal court Judge William Himelman set bail at $23,500.