Pequannock NJ Police Looking for Suspect in Armed Robbery of Gas Station Attendant
By Travis Tormey posted in Theft Offenses on Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Pequannock NJ police are looking for a man who allegedly struck a gas station attendant in the head with a gun before taking his money and running.
Late last month, officers responded to a report of an armed robbery at Valero on Route 23 north.
A gas station employee told officers that an unknown male grabbed him from behind and demanded money while brandishing a handgun. According to police, when the attendant gave the man the money, the man hit him in the head with the gun and fled.
The Pequannock First Aid Squad took the victim to Chilton Hospital for treatment.
The suspect was described as about 5-foot-5. He was wearing a camouflage shirt and pants, and he had a gray handkerchief concealing his face.
Officers from the Morris County Sheriff’s Department, the Wayne Police Department, the Riverdale Police Department, and the Pompton Lakes Police Department searched the area for the suspect, but they were not able to find him.
In New Jersey, armed robbery is an extremely serious offense. The crime is addressed by N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1, which stipulates that if the actor used a deadly weapon during the robbery, it can be classified as a first degree felony. If caught and convicted of first degree armed robbery, the suspect may face up to 20 years in New Jersey State Prison.
For more information, see the NJ.com article entitled “Gun-Toting Gas Station Robber on Loose, Pequannock Cops Say.“