Teaneck Police Investigate Exxon Gas Station Robbery
According to authorities, the suspect walked into the Exxon gas station shortly after 8:00 p.m. The suspect was allegedly armed with a knife as he approached an attendant at the station.
The suspect reportedly threatened the attendant with the knife and demanded that the employee hand over cash. The attendant later told police that he gave the suspect approximately $160 in cash.
After the suspect got the cash, he fled the scene on foot.
By the time police officers responded to the scene, the suspect was already gone. Although K-9 officers with the Bergen County Police Department canvassed the area for the suspect, they were unable to find him.
Authorities have released a description of the suspect: he is described as a white male in his 40s. According to witnesses, the suspect is balding and heavyset. Additionally, the suspect was wearing a dark sweatshirt at the time of the robbery.
Teaneck NJ police are actively investigating the incident. The investigation includes reviewing surveillance video footage from the gas station.
If the suspect is eventually identified and apprehended, he could face serious criminal charges. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1, robbery is a first degree criminal offense when the offender uses a deadly weapon like a knife or a gun. A conviction for first degree armed robbery could potentially lead to a sentence of 10–20 years in New Jersey State Prison.
For more information about this case, view the NJ.com article entitled “Police: Man Threatens Attendant, Robs Teaneck Gas Station.”