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.”
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.