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Suspect Flees on Foot After Robbing River Road Gas Station, Assaulting Attendant

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SUMMIT, NJ - A man wearing a bandana to cover his face robbed the Shell gas station bordering Chatham, located at 6 River Road in Summit, just prior to 11 p.m. on Sunday night, fleeing the scene on foot with stolen cash after assaulting the station's attendant with a wrench.

According to the Summit Police -- who responded to the scene after receiving a 9-1-1 call at approximately 11 p.m. -- the gas station attendant told the responding officers that a male, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and a dark bandanna covering his face, approached him on foot and demanded the cash from the register.

As the attendant turned and opened the register drawer, the male struck him in the back of his head with a large wrench. The male struck the attendant a second time across his head and then removed the cash from the register.

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The male fled the scene, running Northeast on River Road. The attendant, who suffered a laceration to his forehead, was transported to Morristown Medical Center by Summit EMS.

Multiple Summit Police units and the Union County Sheriff's Department K-9 unit searched the surrounding area but failed to locate the suspect, who is described as follows:

• White male, approximately 5 feet, 10 inches tall, medium build, wearing a dark hooded sweat shirt, green gloves and a dark bandana covering his face. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Summit Police Department's Detective Bureau at 908-273-0051.

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