Bloomfield New jersey police are investigating an armed robbery at an Exxon gas station.
The theft offense incident happened a short time 3:00 a.m. at the Exxon gas station located on Bloomfield Avenue in Bloomfield, NJ. According to authorities, the theft crime suspect entered the gas station and went behind the counter.
The suspect reportedly brandished a handgun and threatened to use the firearm unless the worker handed over money from the store cash register.
After getting cash from the register, the suspect allegedly exited the gas station and fled the scene in a red Oldsmobile.
Bloomfield NJ police detectives are currently investigating the armed robbery and trying to identify the culprit. The robber has been described as a male who is 5-foot-10 and who weighs 150-170 pounds.
Police indicated that the license plate of the suspect’s getaway car is the same license plate belonging to a vehicle reported stolen out of Hillside, NJ.
If authorities can eventually identify and capture the robbery suspect, he would probably be charged with armed robbery. Since armed robbery is classified as a first degree felony, the suspect could face severe penalties that include a sentence of 10-20 years in NJ State Prison.
For additional information about this case, see the NJ.com article, “Man Robbed Gas Station at Gunpoint and Fled, Cops Say.”