BAYONNE — A worker at a UPS warehouse allegedly stole several cellphones from packages set for delivery.

On Wednesday morning, Bayonne police responded to a report from security personnel at the warehouse on Port Lincoln Road.

According to police, security told them that Devonne Caldwell, a worker at the facility, was opening packages and removing their contents.

According to security personnel, Caldwell stole 10 phones from the warehouse between March 5 and March 13.

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The stolen property has a value of approximately $8,695, according to police.

Caldwell, 26, of East Orange, was taken into custody from the warehouse. He has been charged with 10 counts of theft.

When reached for comment, UPS said it is aware of the situation.

"We take allegations of theft very seriously and are fully cooperating with the authorities in their investigation," a spokesperson said.

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