CLARK, NJ — An armed robbery took place at the Quick Chek on Westfield Avenue at approximately 3 a.m. Sunday morning, Clark Police Chief Pedro Matos has confirmed. It was the second armed robbery of a Westfield Avenue business in less than a month. Police suspect a connection in the two incidents.  

According to Matos, a black male dressed in black with a mask and armed with a handgun robbed the store of an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect left the store and fled on foot toward Rahway.  

Shortly after, a Clark police officer searching the area located a White Honda Accord believed to be involved in the armed robbery of the Clark Exxon on Westfield Avenue in November, he said.  

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Matos said that when the patrol officers attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver led police into a chase.   According to Matos, officers pursued the car northbound on the Garden State Parkway at a high rate of speed. The police officers ultimately terminated the chase in Union due to the road conditions and excessive speeds.

Police were unable to get a license plate number.  No one was injured at any point during the robbery or in the pursuit.