DENVILLE, NJ – A Denville gas station was robbed Thursday by a man who, at least somewhat, matches the descriptions released after two Roxbury gas stations were held-up recently.
Denville police said the Sonoco on Route 46 East was robbed at about 11:28 a.m. by a man wearing a black hooded jacket, a black baseball cap and black knee-length shorts. They said the man “entered the establishment and displayed a handgun and demanded cash from the attendant.” After taking money, the robber fled south on Legion Place, police said.
On June 9, a gas station in Kenvil was robbed by a man who pulled a gun and put a knife to the throat of a pump attendant. The robber in that incident was described as wearing black clothing, a hat and carrying a backpack. That was a description similar to that of a man who, brandishing a gun, robbed the Lukoil station on Route 10 in Succasunna May 20.
There are a few differences in the descriptions: The Denville perpetrator was said to be white while the Kenvil and Succasunna robbers were described as Hispanic. Also, the Denville thief was described as being 5-feet, 8-inches tall while the bad guy in the Roxbury heists was about 5-feet, 3-inches tall.
Denville police are asking anyone with information on the latest robbery to call them at (973) 627-4900.