Shawn Higgins, 50, of Atlantic City is charged with 2 counts of shoplifting and drug offenses.
Police say Higgins stole items from the Boscov's department store in the Shore Mall in the Cardiff section of Egg Harbor Township on Tuesday and again on Friday of last week.
He was arrested Friday after alert officers recognized his car from a description given after Tuesday's theft.
Also arrested was 28-year-old Brittany Somers of Ocean City, who was in the car with Higgins.
Somers was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a hypodermic needle, possession of marijuana under 50 grams and conspiracy to commit shoplifting.
Higgins was being held at the Atlantic County Justice Facility. Somers was released and ordered to appear in court within the coming weeks.