UPDATED: Three charged in Robberies of Local Gas Stations

Suspects have been charged in the robberies of the Hess Station and Sunoco station, both on Route 18.

This story has been updated to include information on the robberies the three suspects are suspected of committing.

The East Brunswick and Old Bridge Police departments have made three arrests following a joint investigation into a string of armed robberies and one burglary of gas stations that occurred in both municipalities between July 30 and Aug. 7.

According to police, Nicholas Demo, 19, of Morganville, Joseph Dolce, 21 of Manalapan, and a 16-year-old male accomplice from Manahawkin were charged after an investigation by Detectives Robert Zielinski and Daniel Unkel of the East Brunswick Police Department and Detectives Joseph Gougeon, Michael Blahota and Thomas Montagna of the Old Bridge Police Department.

Police said the robberies included the and Arthur Street, which was hit twice, once on June 30 and again on Aug. 7, and the Sunoco Station on Route 18 on Aug. 7.

Nicholas Demo and Joseph Dolce and the juvenile accomplice were charged with 4 counts of Robbery, one count of burglary, possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

Bail was set by Judge Paul Endler at $130,000.00 for Demo and $80,000 for Dolce. Demo and Dolce were lodged in the Middlesex County Adult Corrections Center. The juvenile was lodged in the Middlesex County Juvenile Detention Facility.

Two of the robberies and one burglary occurred in East Brunswick and two robberies occurred in Old Bridge. Both Marlboro and Edison Police assisted in the investigation. There are more investigations pending in other jurisdictions.

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Councilwoman Denise Contrino August 29, 2012 at 06:34 PM
Great job EBPD!!!
Roberto J August 29, 2012 at 06:35 PM
Dump these POS into Farrington Lake!!!
Camille Ferraro August 29, 2012 at 08:11 PM
Well done - another example of the fine investigative work done by professionals! One down side - we should stop shileding these underage felons and let them feel the scorn of law abiding citizens - They break the law and we shield THEM???!!! The kid is 16 years old - he doesn't deserve protection from public cnesure for crimes of this nature - this isn't petty shoplifting
D.A. August 30, 2012 at 12:42 AM
Great job by all the police officers involved!!


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