Police in Parsippany NJ arrested two teenagers accused of robbing a Route 46 gas station.
An 18-year-old suspect and a 17-year-old suspect allegedly robbed the Exxon station at 3019 Route 46. According to gas station employees, the 18-year-old suspect walked into the store and pointed a replica handgun at a worker.
The suspect allegedly demanded that the worker place cash and cigarettes in a white, plastic bag. When the worker complied, the suspect allegedly instructed the other employees to remain still.
The suspect then reportedly fled the station. The employees later told police that the suspect got into a white Chevy sport utility vehicle, which was parked across the street from the station.
Witnesses indicated that the suspect was wearing black clothes and covered his face with a black mask.
When Parsippany police officers arrived at the scene, witnesses described the getaway vehicle. Sometime later, police saw the vehicle traveling south on Route 202 near Leamore Drive. The vehicle was allegedly being driven by the 17-year-old suspect.
Police officers searched the sport utility vehicle and reportedly found the white plastic bag containing the cash and cigarettes stolen during the robbery. Police also allegedly found the fake handgun inside the vehicle.
After being placed under arrest, the teenage suspects were charged with a number of criminal offenses. The 18-year-old suspect faces charges for armed robbery, theft, conspiracy to commit robbery, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. Meanwhile, the 17-year-old suspect faces conspiracy charges.
For additional information, see the NJ.com article entitled “Parsippany Teens Rob Route 46 Gas Station with Fake Handgun, Police Say.”