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A 20-year-old Newark man has been charged with robbing purses from the Gucci outlet in Secaucus and altering his license plate to get away with the crime, authorities said.

Jamal R. Johns, of Lenox Street, appeared in court on Thursday on charges he grabbed two bags in the store and shoved a security guard to the ground as he ran out, the criminal complaint says.

He is also charged with using tape to alter his vehicle's license plate in connection to the May 16 incident, which was captured by store security cameras, the complaint says.

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