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UPDATE on Scotch Plains Armed Robbery at Sunoco on Route 22 East

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The Sunoco gas station, located on 1746 Route 22 East across from the Blue Star Shopping Center, was robbed at gunpoint late on Thursday evening. Credits: Sean Conklin
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The A-Plus convenience store, located on the Sunoco gas station premises was also robbed at gunpoint. Credits: Sean Conklin
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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – The Scotch Plains police received a call of an armed robbery in progress at the Sunoco located on the 1700 block of Route 22 East on Thursday, May 18, at 10:30 p.m. According to Scotch Plains Police Chief Ted Conley, both the convenience store and gas station attendant were robbed at gunpoint. 

There are two suspects: one was described by a witness as a black male, wearing a hoodie, ski mask and gray sweat pants and armed with a long black firearm. The only description of the second suspect was that he was wearing gloves and was armed with a black handgun. Both suspects fled the scene on foot heading westbound on Route 22 with an undetermined amount of cash.

Anyone having any information about this incident is asked to call Det. Lt. Jeff Briel, (908) 322-7100 X101.

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