UPDATED 7:41 PM

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police are actively searching for three individuals that may have exited a stolen car in the vicinity of Route 1 and Henderson Road, police tweeted Monday evening.

Police said that a call came in around 6:45 p.m. Monday night that a car had left a gas station on Route 1 and New Road without paying.

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A nearby officer saw the vehicle and attempted to stop it as it headed north on Route 1, police said.

While checking the license plate of the vehicle, police learned that it was reported stolen out of Franklin Township on Halloween.

The car finally crashed into a police vehicle in the Royal Oaks apartment complex at Route 1 and Henderson Road where the three individuals got out of the car and fled on foot, police said.

Units from Franklin and North Brunswick are assisting with the search as well as a K-9 unit from the Mercer County Sheriff's Office, police said.

Officers have a perimeter set up between the apartment complex and Deans Lane and believe they have the suspects contained in that area, police said.

We will have more on this breaking news story as information becomes available.

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