Man robbed gas station at gunpoint and fled, cops say

BLOOMFIELD — Police are investigating the armed robbery of a gas station on Bloomfield Avenue, township police said Monday morning.

A man entered the Exxon gas station at 491 Bloomfield Ave. at 3 a.m. and pulled out a handgun as he made his way behind the counter, police said.

After the cashier handed over money from the register, the man — described as 5-foot-10 and weighing between 150 and 170 pounds — fled the scene in an older model red Oldsmobile, police said.

Police said the car’s license plate matched a vehicle listed by Hillside police as stolen earlier in the evening. The …read more

Source: Essex

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