GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (CBS) – Police in South Jersey have arrested a holiday Grinch after several thefts in the area.

On Nov. 23 around 8:15 p.m., police received a call about a female who was seen taking Christmas decorations from a yard on the 400 block of Dearborne Avenue in Blackwood, NJ.

READ MORE: Philadelphia Police Asking For Public's Help To Find Suspects As City Hits 503 Homicides

The suspect was driving a vehicle identified by an observant neighbor as a Nissan minivan. That person was also able to provide a partial vehicle registration.

It was then discovered that there had been a second theft of holiday décor on the same block by the same people.

The suspect was eventually located on Salem Avenue in Sewell, where she was hiding the stolen decorations in a wooded area at the end of the street.

READ MORE: Philadelphia Police: West Kensington Double Shooting Leaves 2 Men Hospitalized

Police then located the suspect, 47-year-old Jeanette P. Montanez, of Turnersville, at a Wawa on Hurfville Road, where she was arrested.

After recovering the property, it was discovered that there had been other theft attempts earlier in Gloucester Township on Glamis Road and Deborah Place.

The stolen property was recovered and returned to its owners, and Montanez was charged with two counts of Theft and two counts of Criminal Attempt/Theft.

MORE NEWS: CBS3 Pet Project: How To Help Fearful Dogs

You may also be interested in these stories:
[display-posts category=”news” wrapper=”ul” posts_per_page=”5″]