Reward Offered In Middlesex County Gas Station Robberies

Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey

Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey

MIDDLESEX COUNTY Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Anthony A. Caputo, chairman and president of Crime Stoppers of Middlesex County Inc., announced today that rewards are being offered for information leading to the arrest of individuals who are suspected of participating in a series of gas station robberies, including two in which employees were assaulted.

The robberies occurred on September 21, 2013 at the BP gas station on Route 27 at Finnegans Lane in North Brunswick; September 18, 2013 at the Fuel One South on Route 1 in Edison; September 16, 2013 at the Valero gas station on Route 1 south in South Brunswick, and September 15. 2013 at the Exxon station on Route 18 south at Rues Lane in East Brunswick.

In each of the robberies, station employees were threatened with shotguns and robbed at gunpoint. Two employees were assaulted in the North Brunswick robbery, and one employee was injured in the South Brunswick case.

Each of the robberies occurred in the early-morning hours and in two of the robberies, the suspects were seen fleeing in a dark-color minivan.

Crime Stoppers of Middlesex County Inc. is offering cash rewards to anyone who wants to provide information anonymously.

The phone number is: 1-800-939-9600. The website is: Text messages may be sent to 274637 (CRIMES) with the keyword ‘’midtip’’ followed by a message.

Those who call will be given instructions on how to collect cash rewards by using a numerical code that will be recognized by a local bank, which will pay the rewards following approval by Crime Stoppers of Middlesex County Inc.

In addition, authorities are urging anyone with information to call the police departments covering the municipalities in which the robberies occurred.

In North Brunswick, call Detective Mike Sauvigne of the North Brunswick Police Department at (732) 992-6150; In Edison, call Detective Sean Forker of the Edison Police Department at (732) 248-7531; In South Brunswick, contact the Sgt. John Penny of the South Brunswick Police Department Investigations Bureau at (732) 329-4000, extension 7470, and in East Brunswick, call Detective John Breen of the East Brunswick Police Department at (732) 390-6990.

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