Police Seek Suspects In Gas Station Robberies

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LINDEN – Police are seeking suspects in three gas station robberies that took place within a ten minute span last Thursday.

The first robbery took place at 10:27 p.m. on June 16 at the Shell station on West Edgar Road, police said. A silver car pulled into the station and a black man with a thin beard pointed a gun at the attendant and demanded cash.


At 10:32 p.m., the Exxon station on East Edgar Road was robbed by a black man with a gun, police said. The attendant reported that the suspect was driving a Dodge or Chrysler and was accompanied by a man resembling the suspect in the first robbery.

At 10:33 p.m., a stocky black man with a beard drove a silver Chrysler, possibly a four-door Dodge Charger, into the Delta station on East Edgar Road. He pointed a gun at the station attendant and took his wallet, according to police. The witness told police that that the car had a temporary plate in the rear window with “C91” in the registration.

The vehicle was last seen on Routes 1&9 north, heading towards Elizabeth. There were no injuries in any of incidents.

Police believe the three robberies are related. If anyone has information, they may contact Linden Police Detective Eddie Adams at 1-908-474-8537.

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