The Manchester Township Police are investigating a weekend armed robbery of a gas station attendant which occurred at the Manchester Gulf gas station located at 100 Lacey Road in the Whiting section of the Township.
On the Saturday evening, September 24, 2016, at approximately 10 p.m., officers from the Manchester Township Police Department responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Manchester Gulf gas station located at 100 Lacey Road in the Whiting Section of the Township. Upon arrival, officers met with a gas attendant from the Gulf station who reported being robbed at knife-point by an unidentified black male. According to the victim, the suspect approached the station on foot and brandished a large knife. After doing so, the victim reported that the suspect placed the knife to his abdominal area and demanded money. The victim stated that he complied with the suspect’s demands and gave him approximately $1,500.00 in cash, as well as a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge cellular phone. After doing so, the suspect fled on foot in an easterly direction parallel to County Route 530, otherwise known as Lacey Road.
The suspect is described as being approximately 30 years of age, 5’10” tall with a medium build and a semi-groomed beard and mustache. The suspect was reported to be wearing a blue and yellow hooded sweatshirt at the time of the incident.
Assisting in the case where members of the Manchester Township Police Patrol and Investigations Bureaus as well as K-9 handler Steven Wendruff and his partner Lynk. The case in currently being investigated by Det. David Fusaro of the Investigations Bureau.
Anyone having any information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Manchester Township Police Dispatch immediately at 732-657-6111 or Detective David Fusaro at 732-657-2009, ext. 4208. Anonymous tips can be submitted online through the Manchester Township Police Department website, www.manchesterpolicenj.com. Tips may also be submitted through private Facebook message. Any help from the public is greatly appreciated.