Three Gang Members Charged with Armed Robbery of Route 1 Gas Station
Three suspects robbed Valero gas station on Route 1 at gunpoint.
Police arrested three gang members early this morning for allegedly carrying out an armed robbery of a Route 1 gas station.
Kyle J. White, 19, of Newark; Clyde J. Cox, 21, of New Brunswick; and Daquan C. Wallace, 20, of East Strousberg, Penn., were all charged with robbery, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes, and possession of a defaced firearm.
At 3:30 a.m. Friday morning, the suspects pulled into the Valero gas station, located at 3817 Route 1. The suspects allegedly pulled their Nissan Murano up to a gas pump, before asking the pump attendant to fill it up.
As the attendant began pumping gas into the car, a passenger in the back seat of the vehicle pulled out a handgun and told the attendant to look away, according to police. Two suspects then donned masks and exited the vehicle, before entering a booth where a second attendant was working.
The attendant in the booth turned over money to the suspects from a cash register after they held him at gunpoint, according to police.
South Brunswick Police responded to the scene of the robbey and sent out a description of the vehicle and license plate number to other area police departments.
At about 4 a.m. North Brunswick Police Officer Dimitrious Katsoulis located the suspect vehicle on Route 27 and conducted a motor vehicle stop.
In the vehicle, police found a handgun, ski masks, and the cash taken from the robbery. According to police, the suspects changed the license plates that were on the vehicle when the robbery took place.
All three suspects are being held at the Middlesex County Adult Correction Center in lieu of $100,000 bail each.
The three suspects were also identified as known gang members, according to police. Both Wallace and Cox were currently out on bail awaiting trial on a separate gas station robbery case, police said.
Authorities are conducting an investigation to ascertain if the group is responsible for other similar robberies in the area.