Three charged in Riverside gas station burglary

09/30/2011 7:01 AM |

Three men are facing burglary charges after police found them with allegedly stolen cash, cigarettes, cigars and groceries taken from a closed Riverside gas station early Thursday, authorities said.

The men, Steven Willis, 20, of Calverton, Adam Shamulzai, 19, of Riverhead, and Jimmy R. Bridgewater, 20, of Riverhead were stopped while driving shortly after Southampton Town Police detectives wrapped up their crime scene investigation at Shamrock gas station on Flanders Road about 1:15 a.m. In addition to the stolen goods, the trio had burglar’s tool on them, police said.

A clerk at the gas station said the store was closed at the time of the theft, though he declined to comment further.

All three were charged with third-degree burglary, fifth-degree conspiracy, possession of burglar’s tools and third-degree criminal mischief.

Mr. Bridgewater was also charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and unlawful possession of marijuana.

All three men were taken to the Suffolk County jail in Riverside.