Police in South Orange NJ are looking for two suspects in a gas station robbery.
According to authorities, the suspects ran off Tichenor Avenue and approached the Delta gas station on Irvington Avenue. The suspects then allegedly demanded that the gas station attendant give them an undisclosed amount of money.
Police said that the suspects were wearing ski masks when they committed the robbery. Additionally, the suspects were reportedly holding handguns when they ordered the attendant to hand over his cash.
After the robbery, the suspects were seen running south on Tichenor Avenue.
The victim could not identity either of the suspects; however, he was able to provide descriptions of the men to police. One of the suspects has been described as tall and heavy-set, while the other suspect is described as short and skinny.
If the suspects are eventually apprehended, they could face significant penalties because armed robbery is an extremely serious offense. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1, robbery may be classified as a first degree felony if the offenders used a deadly weapon. This means the suspects could potentially be sentenced to 10–20 years in New Jersey State Prison.
To learn more about this incident, access the NJ.com article entitled “2 Men in Ski Masks Rob South Orange Gas Attendant at Gunpoint, Police Say.”