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Police looking for suspect in Pequannock Twp. gas station armed robbery

PEQUANNOCK TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – Police are trying to find a man suspected of robbing a gas station in Pequannock Township.

On July 12 at 9:10 p.m., officers responded to the Delta gas station, located at 242 Newark Pompton Turnpike, for a report of an armed robbery, police said.

It was reported to officers that a man, wearing all black clothing, black gloves and a light blue ski mask brandished a handgun and demanded money from the gas station attendant, police said.

After the attendant turned over the money in his possession, the man fled on foot behind the gas station, police said.

The Morris County Sheriff’s K9 units tracked the suspect from East Franklin Avenue to New Read Street heading north. The K9 unit followed the scent into the woods at the end of New Read Sttreet and eventually ended up in the area of Greenwood Avenue and Madison Street The scent was then lost and the man was not located, police said.

Residents in the areas listed above are asked to contact the Pequannock Township Police Department Detective Bureau if they observed anything suspicious on the evening of July 12 and to check video surveillance systems to see if anyone captured any images of the suspect before or after the crime. The Pequannock Detective Bureau can be reached at 973-835-1700 Ext. 115.

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook

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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