The Roselle Park Police Department (RPPD) is investigating an armed robbery of the Citgo gas station at 452 East Westfield Avenue that occurred Sunday night, August 19, 2012, at around 9:18 p.m.
Two (2) suspects approached the station on foot then attacked a 65-year-old attendant as he returned to the office. They threatened the victim, then struck him in the head with a handgun several times as they searched his pockets. The suspects stole a small amount of cash before running to an awaiting vehicle.
The first suspect is described as a black male, 20-30 years of age, 180 lbs., 5’9″ – 6′ tall, wearing long black shorts with a white stripe and black sneakers.
The second suspect is described as a black male, 18-23 years of age, 150 lbs., white shirt hoodie, white shorts, and white sneakers.
Both fled on foot to an awaiting vehicle.
If anyone has information on the robbery/aggravated assault or can identify the suspects, they are urged to contact Detective Sergeant Theodore Dima at (908) 245-2300.