Police Investigate Pair of Armed Robberies

The two incidents are not connected but happened within six hours of each other, police said.

Police are searching for a man who robbed a Chevron gas station at gunpoint Monday night, police said.

Officers responded to the at 5895 Stevenson Blvd. just after 9 p.m. for a report of an armed robbery, according to Commander Bob Douglas of the Newark Police Department.

The man, who was wearing a ski mask, demanded money at gunpoint, Douglas said. He is described as a light-skinned male who is about 5 feet 10 inches tall. See the photo above.

He was last seen wearing dark clothing — including a black beanie-style ski mask, baggy shirt and shorts — black shoes, white socks, gloves and a backpack, police said.

He was last seen leaving on foot eastbound across the parking lot.

Also on Monday, an armed robbery was reported from at 5724 Thornton Ave. just before 3:30 p.m.

That suspect was also wearing a black ski mask but was described as a dark-skinned male, police said. He was last seen running from the store toward . 

Douglas said the two incidents are not connected.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant
Michael Carroll at 510-578-4247. Anonymous tips can be called into the department’s Silent Witness Hotline at 510-578-4000, extension

Mona Taplin August 09, 2011 at 06:50 PM
This must have been a terrifying experience for the clerks in these instances. I am confident that our police will be on the job looking for the thugs who commited these crimes.
James August 10, 2011 at 12:41 AM
The Pic is a bit grainy, but isn't that a Silencer on the end of the Pistol? I also wonder why the Door wasn't locked? Every time I ever went there after 9pm, the Door was always locked and the clerk was very wary of letting me in. What about the Complex across the Street on Cedar? People are always jogging, taking walks, and sitting on their Balconies especially during the Summer.... No clue where he fled to?
Mona Taplin August 10, 2011 at 01:50 AM
I don't know anything about firearms, but I thought that was a mighty long hand gun. I would guess that if anyone saw this thug they would be afraid to say anything. It's not hard to understand that! If anyone has made anonymous calls to the police I'm sure they wouldn't be free with that information to the public but would instead work hard investigating any clue they get. Like everyone else I hope they catch those thugs soon before they get trigger happy.


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