Daring thief robs 4 Bergen County companies at gunpoint in single evening, police say
Paramus police responded to the scene of a housebreaking Sunday evening at a BP gasoline station on Route 4. By the point they’d arrived, the suspect had fled with $400 in a light-weight coloured sedan. In little greater than 20 minutes, he dedicated two-more robberies alongside Route 17 in Mahwah, with a cease at a 7-Eleven in Truthful Garden that netted him $2,500.
Within the two days that adopted, police from all three jurisdictions proceed to seek for the person daring sufficient to knock off 4 companies in a single evening, and to this point evade seize with out a distinct bodily description from any of his victims, in accordance with police statements.
In every case, the robber was stated to be a male sporting a black jacket, a gray hooded sweatshirt, a masks and gloves, who brandished a gun, described by Truthful Garden police as a black revolver, and sped away driving a light-colored sedan, probably an older mannequin Volkswagen Passat.
However a few of his victims have supplied conflicting accounts of his look, with the 7-Eleven worker in Truthful Garden describing the person as sporting a “surgical masks.” By the point he’d made his approach to Mahwah, he was seen sporting a grey coloured fabric masks.
In Mahwah, he was described as dark-skinned, whereas retailer workers in Truthful Garden described his skin-tone as “reasonable.”
“There was so little to see,” stated Sgt. Brian Metzler of the Truthful Garden Police Division. “The whole lot was coated up aside from his eyes so there’s not a lot of an outline.”
Whereas the roads the suspect was stated to have traveled might be broad open late on a Sunday evening, not one of the three departments investigating the robberies might share the precise timing of the crimes. Paramus dispatch locations the primary name to authorities at 10:43 p.m. whereas the primary theft in Mahwah, a Valero gasoline station close to Route 287, was reported to police 21 minutes later.
Nevertheless, Google exhibits these two factors are roughly 13 miles and an 18-minute drive aside, leaving little time to commit each thefts, not to mention exit the freeway to rob the 7-Eleven on Broadway in Truthful Garden, the place native police responded at 10:46 p.m., throughout the interim.
“There was a spot of time” between the theft occurring and when the cashier known as the police, Metzler stated of the thief’s fast actions in Truthful Garden. However however, the velocity and effectivity with which he seems to have perpetrated all 4 robberies would appear daring.
As Mahwah officers responded to the Valero station on Route 17, dispatchers on the township’s name middle obtained one other reported theft at a Sunoco gasoline station at 11:09 p.m. only a half-mile north on the identical freeway. By the point, they arrived at each scenes, the suspect was gone and once more there was little for the staff to explain except for a person driving a light-colored sedan coated over with a hood and a masks, who brandished a handgun and fled northbound.
The plates on the automobile got here again stolen from elsewhere in New Jersey, Metzler stated, leaving the perpetrator’s identification all of the extra hid.
Mahwah despatched an outline of the automobile and suspect to regulation enforcement in New Jersey and New York. However neither was anyplace to be discovered, leaving businesses throughout the world to proceed to research the nightlong spree and ask the general public for assist in his seize.
Paramus Police Chief Kenneth Ehrenberg said the criminal’s alleged work could span greater than the 4 comfort shops and gasoline attendants hit that evening, and stated he might have been concerned in different robberies throughout Bergen and Passaic counties.
Anybody with info that may aide within the investigation is urged to name police in Truthful Garden, Paramus or Mahwah.
This text initially appeared on NorthJersey.com: Bergen County NJ: Thief robs 4 businesses in one night
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