UNION, NJ – Two armed robberies earlier in the week are currently under investigation by Union police.
In the early morning hours of Monday, July 1, police say the QuickChek at 1090 Stuyvesant Avenue was robbed at gunpoint. The suspects are described as two thin black males with masks. According to police, the men fled in an unknown direction after brandishing a handgun and taking $100 in cash.
Minutes after the robbery, police say a patrol car pursued a blacked-out Audi with no license plates traveling east on Vauxhall Road from the area of the Garden State Motor Lodge. The vehicle came from the direction of the QuickChek and was occupied by two males who matched the description of the robbery suspects. Police say the pursuit was terminated, no apprehension was made.
Police believe the occupants of the Audi to be the suspects from the QuickChek robbery, but they were not identified, nor could police confirm they were involved in the robbery.
Then, on Tuesday, July 2, at about 10:45 p.m., the Power Gas Station on Vauxhall Road was robbed by two men. Police say one suspect was described as a heavy set black male and one a thin black male armed with a black handgun. Proceeds of the robbery was $700.
The suspects fled the scene in a dark colored SUV, possibly a Cadillac or Jeep Grand Cherokee, police say.
Both incidents are under investigation.