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South Brunswick Police Release More Gas Station Shooting Details, Victim Still Hospitalized

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Police released more details about the suspects they are seeking in a botched robbery and shooting at a Kendall Park gas station Oct. 15 that left the 60-year-old attendant hospitalized.

According to police, an older model tan or light brown SUV pulled up to the BP Gas Station on Route 27 and Alston Road in Kendall Park around 4:15 a.m. Oct. 15 and a black male with his face partially covered exited the vehicle and attempted to rob the station at gunpoint.

Police said the vehicle approached the station from Route 27 south, coming from the direction of New Road.

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The male shot the attendant several times during the commission of the robbery and then fled the scene in the vehicle with at least one other suspect, police said.

The attendant, identified as a 60-year-old male, was found by police responding to the scene and transported to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick by the Kendall Park First Aid Squad and paramedics, where he underwent surgery and remained in guarded condition Sunday, police said.

Police released new information on the case after reviewing video footage and interviewing witnesses in the case.

“We believe there are people out there with information that can help us close this case,” Chief of Police Raymond Hayducka said in a statement Oct. 15. ”Our victim was just working extra hours to get ahead and he was shot. You can call, remain anonymous, and collect a reward for the information. That one call can make a difference.”

Police have placed an electronic road sign along Route 27 asking for help from the public to help apprehend the suspects, and are offering a reward through the Crime Stoppers of Middlesex County for information on the case.

People with information can call 1-800-939-9600 or text to 274637 with the keyword “midtip” followed by a message.

Police said detectives continue to follow several leads and are putting out the new information asking for the publics’ assistance in identifying the vehicle involved.

“These types of crimes are extremely rare in our community,” Hayducka said Oct. 15. “We are following all leads and working with our County and State law enforcement partners to capture these suspects.”

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