Jul 28, 2014

Stolen Truck Crashes Into Jersey Avenue Bar

El Patio Bar and Grill was the site of a Monday morning hit-and-run involving a stolen vehicle, police say.

Stolen Truck Crashes Into Jersey Avenue Bar

Police are looking for who it was that drove a stolen truck through the front of El Patio Bar and Grill early Monday morning.

According to Cpt. J.T. Miller of New Brunswick Police, around 1 a.m. Monday, a black Ford F-150 drove through the front of the establishment, located at 350 Jersey Ave., and fled the scene.

The truck was found shortly after, abandoned and with heavy damage on nearby Simplex Avenue, Miller said.

It had been reported stolen from Alexander Street, Miller said.

The report did not say if anyone was in the bar at the time of the incident, but no injuries were reported, Miller said.

Police continue to search for the suspect.

On Monday afternoon, a crew could be seen working on the damaged part of the building.

A number listed on El Patio's Facebook page was not accepting calls on Monday evening.

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