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Man wanted in two Morris County armed robberies

PARSIPPANY-TROY HILLS, NJ (Morris County) – Authorities are looking for a man who robbed two separate gas stations in Parsippany-Troy Hills Friday night, according to Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll.

On January 21, at 7:54 p.m., a robbery was reported to have occurred at the Shell gas station on Route 46 east.  A black or dark gray BMW X5 stopped at the station, and the male driver asked for $25 of fuel. When the attendant turned their back, the driver pulled out a knife and demanded money. The vehicle then fled eastbound on Route 46, Carroll said.

Then approximately 10 minutes later, the same vehicle stopped at the Conoco gas station on Route 46 west and the male driver asked for the vehicle to be filled up with gas, later walking up behind the attendant, displaying a knife and demanding money. The suspect pushed the attendant to the ground, returned to the vehicle and fled westbound on Route 46, Carroll said.

The suspect is described as a black male, with possibly short facial hair, and wearing a black jacket, black pants, possibly black gloves and a black facemask with hat.

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact the Major Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6200, the Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department at 973-263-4300, or Morris County Crimestoppers at 1-800-743-7433.

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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