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Man arrested for armed robbery of gas station in Hope Twp.

HOPE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – A Middlesex County man was arrested after police say he allegedly committed an armed robbery at a gas station in Hope Township Tuesday afternoon.

Charles Degoulet-Deoliveira, 34, of Laurence Harbor was charged with robbery, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, theft, possession of heroin, and DWI.

On Feb. 4, at around 12:51 p.m., New Jersey State Troopers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the U.S. Gas Station in Hope Township, state police said.

As a result of the investigation, troopers determined that the suspect allegedly attempted to forcibly take money from an attendant who initially resisted and refused. The suspect then grabbed the victim and indicated he would use a weapon if he did not hand over the cash. The suspect subsequently was given the cash, and he then fled the scene in a silver Toyota Tacoma, state police said.

A short time later, troopers stopped a vehicle matching the description of the suspect’s vehicle in Allamuchy Township, state police said.

During the stop, troopers determined the driver, Degoulet-Deoliveira, was under the influence and arrested him for driving while intoxicated. After a further investigation, troopers linked Degoulet-Deoliveira to the robbery after he was found in possession of a knife and stolen cash, state police said.

Degoulet-Deoliveira was lodged at the Warren County Jail pending a bail detention hearing, state police said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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