Edison, NJ –  Authorities have released additional information relating to the robbery-homicide at an Edison gas station earlier this morning.  The suspect involved in the fatal shooting of a clerk at the Speedway Gas Station, located at 789 Amboy Avenue in Edison, is still at large. The 38-year-old victim, John Bertram of Fords, was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:15 a.m.

The suspect, whose identity is unknown at this time, is described as a male of slight build wearing light colored pants, possibly jeans, a maroon colored hooded sweatshirt, mask and gloves.   Authorities have released an image of the suspect.

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Edison Police Chief Thomas Bryan issued a statement that “a preliminary investigation has revealed that the suspect entered into the gas station and held up the clerk with a handgun.  The victim handed the cash register drawer containing currency to the suspect; after which the suspect fired one shot, apparently killing the victim.”   

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The investigation is active and continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Loren Long of the Edison Police Department at (732) 248-7531, or Detective David Abromaitis of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732)745- 4436.  

As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against the defendant are merely accusations and all are presumed innocent until proven guilty.