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