FAIR LAWN, NJ - A 31-year-old Fair Lawn man suffered lacerations to his arm, and another man was punched during an armed robbery at the Woroco Gas station where both men work on Maple Avenue Friday night, according to police.
On July 17, just before 10:30 p.m., a robber made off with approximately $550 from Woroco Gas, 24-28 Maple Avenue, where police were called on a report of a "dispute."
Fair Lawn police encountered three male employees at the gas station, one of them being the 31-year-old from Fair Lawn, who had a laceration to his left arm.
Police said the victims reported that "a black male, wearing a black shirt and a black baseball cap, approached the business looking for a gas can. When the employee entered an office where the other males were located, the actor struck him in the back of the head.
"The actor then pulled a screwdriver from his waistband and struck the victim in the arm four times, causing several lacerations," police said.
Approximately $550 was handed to the actor.
Police said the actor then approached a second victim, who is 42 and a Fair Lawn resident, asking for money. When the victim said he did not have money on him, police said he was punched in the face. The actor then fled in an unknown direction.
Fair Lawn Volunteer Ambulance Corps responded to the scene, but police said the victims refused medical attention.
Glen Rock Police assisted at the scene, as well. The gas station is on the border of the two municipalities.
Anyone with information about this incident can contact Detective Sergeant Nick Snyder at 201-794-5410.