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Clark Police Investigating Armed Robbery of Second Westfield Avenue Business

Clark Police are investigating the 3:00 a.m. armed robbery of the Clark Quick Chek. Credits: Elizabeth Clee

CLARK, NJ - Clark Police Chief Pedro Matos has confirmed there was an armed robbery at the Quick Chek on Westfield Avenue at approximately 3:00 a.m. on Sunday morning.  This is the second armed robbery of a Westfield Avenue business in less than a month.  Police suspect a connection in the two incidents.  

According to Matos, a black male dressed in black with a mask and armed with a handgun robbed the store of an undisclosed amount of money.  The suspect left the store and fled on foot toward Rahway.  

Shortly after, a Clark police officer searching the area located a White Honda Accord believed to be involved in the armed robbery of the Clark Exxon on Westfield Avenue in November.  

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Matos reported that when the patrol officers attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver led police into a chase.   According to Matos, officers pursued the car northbound on the Garden State Parkway at a high rate of speed.  The police officers ultimately terminated the chase in Union due to the road conditions and excessive speeds.

Police were unable to get a license plate number.   No one was injured at any point during the robbery or in the pursuit.   

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