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West Orange BP Gas Station at 83 Main Street Robbed

August 14, 2013 at 4:28 PM

WEST ORANGE, NJ - In the second armed robbery in two days, the BP Gas Station at 88 Main Street was robbed by three suspects in a Dodge minivan drove up to the attendant booth at approximately 1:15 am on August 14. One of the suspects, armed with a silver handgun, exited the vehicle and took $600 from the victim.  

After another suspect stepped out of the vehicle, both suspects got back in and the minivan sped off. Shortly thereafter, the vehice was located abandoned in Orange.  It was also determined that the minvan was stolen.  

According to police the "The first suspect is described as a black male wearing blue jeans, a black sweat shirt, and black baseball hat with a white colored bandana around his face. The second suspect is described as a black male wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, dark colored pants and a white bandana around his face. The suspect vehicle was driven by a third person. No description was available at reporting time."

The police have requested that any individual with information call the West Orange police detective bureau at 973-325-4020. The investigation is continuing.

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