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Aug 9, 2012 11:04 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

Cops: East Quogue Pair Nabbed For Stealing 30 Candy Bars

Aug 13, 2012 4:45 PM

Two East Quogue residents were arrested last week after Southampton Town Police said they acted in concert to steal dozens of candy bars from a Riverside gas station.

Jason M. Ploikoff, 29, was caught by a store clerk at the Shell gas station near the Riverside traffic circle on Tuesday night, August 7, swiping the sweets, and Samantha C. Van Nostrand, 21, tried to distract the clerk while Mr. Ploikoff stuffed his pockets with more than 30 candy bars, police said.

The pair then fled the area in a vehicle, but were subsequently arrested at about 10:10 p.m. in Quogue.

Mr. Ploikoff and Ms. Van Nostrand were each charged with petit larceny, a misdemeanor.

They were processed and released on $150 police bail.

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LMAO
By Miss K. (103), East Quogue on Aug 9, 12 11:29 AM
Sweet!
By PBR (4956), Southampton on Aug 9, 12 11:44 AM
Were they released to the custody of a dentist?
By itsamazing (224), Southampton on Aug 9, 12 11:52 AM
Ha-ha!!! Good one!!!
By Eliza (29), Westhampton Beach on Aug 9, 12 12:42 PM
Candy bars in a store with cameras? Who's idea was that? I could see if you were 11
By TianaBob (256), S.Jamesport on Aug 9, 12 11:54 AM
Pot causes people to do strange things
By EastEnd68 (888), Westhampton on Aug 9, 12 12:04 PM
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Probably coming down off Meth.

Pot really doesn't cause people to act like that.
By C Law (354), Water Mill on Aug 9, 12 12:31 PM
You really have no clue!
By J. Totta (106), Sag Harbor on Aug 9, 12 3:14 PM
People do strange things.

I can just about guarantee "the munchies" had nothing to do with this.
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Aug 9, 12 6:49 PM
Glad the police released the names of these criminals and not people who murder people with their cars.
By BaymenNYC (59), Manhattan on Aug 9, 12 12:16 PM
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You must be a racist to want to know who that "undocumented immigrant" was.
By RealityFirst (597), Bridgehampton on Aug 9, 12 9:00 PM
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What - no photos of the candy bars?
By Ms. Jane Q. Public (147), Southampton on Aug 9, 12 12:55 PM
I'll bet they really stole 32 bars but the cops kept some
By EastEnd68 (888), Westhampton on Aug 9, 12 1:29 PM
I have noticed you say some of the dumbest thinks I have ever read on this blog. You can not be for real!
By 27dan (2854), Southampton on Aug 14, 12 9:20 PM

Thank God the candy monsters were caught at last! It appears they were responsible for several daylight thefts on the east end of candy bars. It is alledged they would trade the candy for cocanecandy to feed their habits.
Police estimate the candy had a street value $18.67 and could have been traded for about eighty cents worth of drugs
By Tommy Turbo (60), Deep River, CT on Aug 9, 12 2:03 PM
The diversionary tactics employed by Samantha were recognized as those used in the typical Shell game.
By Remsenburger (11), Remsenburg on Aug 9, 12 3:11 PM
Hope they weren't Mr. Peanut bars ! I love them and most places don't sell them. LOL !!!
By PrivateerMatt (390), Weesuck Creek , EQ on Aug 9, 12 11:34 PM
Wow!! They ended up paying $150.00 for those candy bars. Must've been well worth it. Maybe they were Paydays.
By Bobbo (2), Southampton on Aug 10, 12 5:19 AM
If they were Paydays then itwasall worth it.....mmmmm i love Paydays...
By xtina72 (7), East Quogue on Aug 10, 12 8:15 AM
Tommy Turbo that was awesome!! Thank you for the statistics!!
By johnnyhampton (82), Southampton on Aug 10, 12 4:12 PM
I wonder how long these two meatheads plotted their big heist
By CaptainSig (716), Dutch Harbor on Aug 13, 12 6:15 AM
This is out of control my neighbors wife just got back from Stop and shop in H.B. around 8 PM tonight, where she witnessed 6 people being questioned by police and some seem to have been arrested for shop lifting. The manager told her since the motel on West Tiana changed to a welfair home the store as been inundated each night with what he said were animals with no respect for the surrounding customers, Thanks again Town Board!
By 27dan (2854), Southampton on Aug 14, 12 9:18 PM
Did they flee the area on a Radio Flyer?
By Funbeer (273), Southampton on Aug 22, 12 12:49 PM