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Authorities investigating 2 armed robberies in Morris County

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – Authorities are investigating a series of armed robberies that occurred on Jan. 10, in Morris County, according to Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of Investigations Stephen F. Wilson, Jr., Chief Christopher F. Cannizzo of the East Hanover Police Department, and Chief David N. Stokoe of the Randolph Police Department.

At around 12:13 a.m., officers responded to the Exxon Gas Station, located on Route 10 East in East Hanover, on a report of an armed robbery, Knapp said.

The gas station clerk reported that while he was counting cash, a man entered the store carrying a handgun and demanded money. The clerk dropped the money on the ground, which was picked up by the man. The man left the store with the cash and fled on foot, Knapp said.

The suspect is described as a black male, thin build, approximately 20- to-25 years old, carrying a black handgun. He was wearing black pants, a black and white top, grey hoodie sweatshirt, gloves and a ski mask, Knapp said.

Then at around 1:36 a.m., officers responded to the 7-11 store, located on South Salem Street in Randolph, on a report of an armed robbery, Knapp said.

The store clerk reported that he was working at the counter when a man entered the store, showed a black handgun, and demanded money. After the clerk provided cash to the man, the man left the store with the cash and fled on foot, Knapp said.

The suspect is described as a black male, thin build, carrying a black handgun. He was wearing black pants with a white checkered pattern on the legs, a grey hoodie sweatshirt, black gloves, and a ski mask, Knapp said.

Anyone with information about this incident, including the identity of this suspect, is asked to call the East Hanover Police Department at 973-887-0432, Randolph Police Department at 973- 989-7000, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office – Major Crimes Unit at 973-285-6200, or Crimestoppers at 973-267-2255 or copcall.org.

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