Linden Police Investigate Convenience Store Robbery

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Surveillance camera image courtesy of the Linden Police Department

Surveillance camera image courtesy of the Linden Police Department

LINDEN — Police are investigating the Saturday evening armed robbery of a convenience store on Grier Avenue.

The 56-year-old owner of Makim Minimart told police that a light-skinned man, approximately 6-foot-2 and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black mask and gloves, came into the store and demanded money. The suspect pulled out a handgun and told the owner to put the cash from the register into a gold-patterned tote bag.

After the suspect received the cash, he fled. The store owner ran after him and saw him get into a dark blue minivan that was parked on the street and being driven by a second man. The store owner saw an infant car seat in the back of the minivan and an animal-type cartoon design on the rear window. The vehicle had a New Jersey license plate that starts with the letter “F.”

The store owner followed the suspect on Routes 1&9 into Elizabeth, where he lost the vehicle in traffic.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact the Linden Police Detective Bureau at 1-908-474-8537.

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