When employees of a local lobster business witnessed a man breaking into boats and then attempting to make off with lobsters, they thwarted his plan by detaining him until police arrived.

On Sept. 6, at 9 p.m., employees of J&J Lobster told police they witnessed a man breaking into boats, and then return to the Front Street location to steal an unknown amount of lobster.

According to Rockland Police Deputy Chief Wally Tower, Olger Bicaj, 29, of Rockland presumably thought employees of J&J Lobster were gone when he was caught and captured.

Bicaj was cited for criminal mischief, criminal trespass, and theft by unauthorized taking or transfer.