On Tuesday morning, a guy approached a Wawa gas station employee while brandishing a revolver, police said. He then made off with a modest sum of cash before reportedly demanding more.
According to the Maplewood police, its patrols were called to 1511 Springfield Ave. at 6:13 a.m. on an allegation of an armed robbery of a gas station worker.
The attendant claimed that he was approached by an unidentified male who was described as being between 16 and 20 years old, between 5’10 and 6′ tall, and weighing between 160 and 170 pounds. The man was dressed in fatigue-style cargo shorts, grey sneakers with a black mask, and dark-colored Adidas sweatshirt with three white stripes on both sleeves.
Police said that he was carrying a tiny, black pistol.
The attendant gave the man $40 after he made a demand for money, the man claimed. The attendant denied being able to pull any more from the safe when the man asked for more.
Turning and escaping the Wawa parking lot, the guy raced south on Jacoby Street. According to police, he could have gotten into a tiny grey SUV off of Lee Court, driven east on 44th Street, and eventually ended up in Irvington Township.
As of Thursday, the detective bureau of the Maplewood Police Department was still looking into the gas station employee’s allegation of no injuries.