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Man charged in Phillipsburg gas station armed robbery

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ (Warren County) – A Warren County man has been arrested in connection with a gas station armed robbery in Phillipsburg Monday, according to Warren County Prosecutor James Pfeiffer.

Brett Monk, 27, of Phillipsburg was charged with one count of first-degree robbery, one count of second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon, and one count of second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, Pfeiffer said.

Shortly before dawn on Monday, Dec. 28, the Express gas station, located at the intersection of Hudson and South Main Streets, was robbed. The lone offender was described as a male, wearing a mask and black coat and armed with a handgun, Pfeiffer said.

A K-9 track from the robbery scene led to the vicinity of the rear of 15 Reese Court in Phillipsburg, which is where Monk resides, Pfeiffer said.

Multiple tips were phoned in due to a Phillipsburg Police Department Facebook post requesting information. As a result of the tips received and ensuing investigation, charges were filed against Monk, who was subsequently arrested late Monday evening by the Pennsylvania State Police, in Lititz, PA, Pfeiffer said.

Monk is currently lodged in the Lancaster, PA County jail, awaiting extradition to Warren County, Pfeiffer said.

The Phillipsburg Police Department along with the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office conducted the investigation with assistance from the Pennsylvania State Police, Lancaster, PA.

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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