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Details Emerge in Harrison Avenue Gas Station Robbery

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - After an armed robbery took place at the intersection of Harrison Avenue and Virginia Ave. on Saturday evening, (TAP into Montclair first reported story here.) Montclair Police have released details surrounding the case. 

Montclair police say the Delta Gas Station located at 233 Harrison and Virginia Ave. was robbed by gunpoint at approximately 6:22 p.m. 

The victim, a gas station attendant, described to police that two suspects on foot approached the gas attendant asking if he could sell them cigarettes.

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"One of the suspects then grabbed the gas attendant by the throat and pushed him further into the booth," stated Lt. O'Dowd of the Montclair Police Department in a release issued on Monday. "The other suspect then placed a gun against the attendant’s neck and demanded money."

O'Dowd continued, "The suspects removed approximately $1000 cash from the attendant’s pockets."

The suspects fled on foot, east on Virginia Avenue . At least a half dozen officers responded to the scene, going house to house looking for witnesses.The suspects are described as:

Suspect #1 (grabbed victim by throat): heavy-set Hispanic male, approximately 5’9” in height, wearing a black baseball cap and dark colored sweats.

Suspect#2 (brandished handgun): tall, dark skinned black male, wearing a black baseball cap, dark t-shirt, and black sweatpants with a white/gray band around the right leg below the knee. This suspect is believed to walk with a limp.

The handgun was described as gold in color. No injuries were reported.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Montclair Police Department.

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