Police search for suspect in armed robbery of gas station in Montville Twp. (PHOTOS)

MONTVILLE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – Authorities are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at a gas station in Montville Township Sunday evening, according to Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Montville Township Police Chief Rudy Appelmann.

At 10:30 p.m., law enforcement officers were dispatched to the Raceway Gas Station, located on Route 46 East in Pine Brook, for a report of an armed robbery.

The clerk reported a man walked into the store, pointed a handgun at him and demanded money.

The clerk gave the man money from the register, and the man left the store and got into a vehicle in the area of Chapin Road.

The suspect was described as a heavyset white male, about 40 to 50 years of age, with grey hair, glasses, a grey hat and fled in a silver, foreign-type car.

Anyone with information about this incident, including the identity of this assailant, is asked to call the Montville Township Police Department at 973-257-4300, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office – Major Crimes Unit at 973-285-6200, or Crimestoppers at 973-267-2255.

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