Pleasantville man arrested for alleged connection to Wawa thefts

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Submitted/Bryan Rankin, 23, of Pleasantville Submitted/Bryan Rankin, 23, of Pleasantville

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - On Monday, Nov. 19, at approximately 3:30 am, the Egg Harbor Township Police Department was contacted by the New Jersey State Police Division of Gaming Enforcement in Atlantic City in reference to having a wanted person in custody. The suspect, Bryan Rankin, 23, of Pleasantville was turned over to Egg Harbor Township, where he was wanted on warrants related to cigarette thefts in October. Bail was set by Municipal Court Judge H.R. Switzer at $15,000 cash and Rankin was lodged into the Atlantic County Justice Facility.

Police had been searching for Rankin in connection with four separate incidents in which $1,000 worth of cigarettes was stolen from Super Wawas on the Black Horse Pike and on Tilton Road Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 17 and 18. After viewing videos and with the assistance of Pleasantville police detectives, Detective Reynold Theriault determined that the four thefts were committed by the same person and identified Rankin as the suspect. He was also wanted on an outstanding warrant on a similar but unrelated charge in Pleasantville.

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