A man using an apparent water pistol robbed the Jersey Gas station on Route 530 in Manchester on Wednesday, police said.
At 9:52 p.m., fhe gas attendant was
sitting in the booth, closing for the evening, when the white male
suspect emerged on foot from behind the gas station and entered the
booth, police said.
The man brandished a handgun and said “give me the money," police said. The gas attendant fought back, and the two of them engaged in a struggle before the suspect fled the area on foot.
gas attendant then ran out to Route 530 and flagged down a passing
motorist, who called the police. The gas attendant sustained minor
injuries during the struggle with the suspect, police said.
suspect is described as a white male wearing a dark blue or black T
shirt, tan shorts with a dark colored belt and white sneakers. The
suspect covered his face with a pair of panty hose with the leg
stockings still attached.
Detective Adam Emmons of the Manchester Township Police Investigations Bureau is investigating the robbery with the assistance of the Manchester Township Police Patrol Bureau, Ocean County Sheriffs Criminalistics Investigation Unit and Sheriffs Officer Ted Wielichoski with his K-9 Titan.
Anyone with information about this case who may have seen the suspect in the area of Spirits Liquors or walking in the Whiting area last night is urged to call Manchester Police at (732) 657-6111. The identity of person(s) with information to assist the investigation, will be kept confidential.