South Brunswick Police arrested a man Friday in the parking lot of Target on Route 1 for unlawful possession of a firearm.
At 3 p.m. Target security reported a suspicious vehicle had been parked in the lot for several hours with one person sitting in it. Officer Wiiliam Bonura Jr. observed a black Subaru in the rear of the parking lot with its engine running, police said.
Officer Bonura approached the driver, Brandon Gill, 25, of Jacksonville, Fla. and began to question him. Gill appeared nervous as he explained he had visited friends in New York City and was returning to Florida when he stopped in the parking lot, police said.
As officers spoke with Gill he admitted to having a handgun in his possession. Police recovered a Beretta 380 handgun with 13 hollow-point bullets. In addition a second magazine with 13 hollow-point bullets, a collapsible metal baton, and a curved bladed knife with a circular grip handle were recovered from the vehicle.
Gill was charged with unlawful possession of weapons and possession of prohibited weapons. His bail was set at $10,000 and he was lodged in the Middlesex County Correction Center.