Parsippany NJ police arrested two teens who allegedly robbed a gas station on Route 46.
The two suspects, ages 18 and 17, are accused of committing an armed robbery of the Exxon station located at 3019 Route 46. The 18-year-old suspect allegedly entered the store and pointed an imitation handgun at one of the station workers.
According to witnesses, the suspect instructed the worker to put cash and cigarettes in a white, plastic bag. After the worker complied with the demand, the suspect reportedly told the other store employees to stay still.
The suspect allegedly ran outside and got into a white Chevy sport utility vehicle that was parked across the street.
Witnesses told police that the suspect wore black attire and a black mask over his face.
Shortly after police officers were dispatched to the scene, the sport utility vehicle was spotted traveling south on Route 202. According to police, the 17-year-old suspect was driving the vehicle.
After police pulled over the vehicle, they searched it and allegedly found the white plastic bag filled with the cash and cigarettes from the gas station. Police also reportedly found the replica handgun used in the robbery.
Both suspects were taken into custody by police. The suspects face serious criminal charges, including armed robbery, theft, conspiracy to commit robbery, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
To learn more, access the NJ.com article entitled “Parsippany Teens Rob Route 46 Gas Station with Fake Handgun, Police Say.”
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