BEYOND BERGEN: Two men trying to steal a ton of rice from a Jersey City rail yard ran off leaving an accomplice behind, said Port Authority police who arrested him.
The pair was loading cases of Canilla rice from a burglarized rail car into a GMC Yukon on Port Jersey Boulevard next to the Global Marine Terminal when police arrived around 9 o’clock last night, the authority’s Joseph Pentangelo said.
The officers arrested the lone occupant and found 32 cases of rice, weighing about 60 pounds each and valued at a combined $2,000, loaded into the back of the Yukon, along with a small bag of crack cocaine on the floor, he said.
James Anderson, 19, of Jersey City was charged with theft and drug possession.
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