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.
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.