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South Brunswick Police Thwart Gas Station Thefts

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police were able to stop the theft of several items from a Route 130 Gulf Station just after midnight Thursday, thanks to livestreaming video by the station’s security system, officials said.

According to police, the owner of the Gulf Station at 2043 Route 130 saw a live video of suspects breaking into his station and removing items.

He called police and officers responded in about 30 seconds, stopping the suspects as they loaded a vehicle with cash, cigarettes, oil and a surveilance system, police said.

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Police charged Nicholas Ragoo, 23, and Sukhpreet Singhage, 23, both of Queens, New York, with burglary, theft, criminal mischief and possessiong less than 50 grams of marijuana.

Officers Robert Rask and Jamal Benbow were able to recover the stolen items and discovered marijuana on the suspects, police said.

A third Queens resident, Preet Bajwa, 19, was charged with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana, police said.

Police released her on a summons and lodged the two men at the Middlesex County Adult Correction Center in North Brunswick on $10,000 bail each, police said.
Chief Raymond Hayducka credited the fast response for capturing the suspects.

“The suspects were only seconds away from fleeing the scene when the officers arrived,” Hayducka said. The officers were able to recover all the business owners merchandise and arrest three people. This is excellent police work.”
Officer Matthew Hagood investigated the case.

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