Route 37 Gas Station Robbed; Second Armed Robbery in Toms River Within A Day
Suspect made off with about $100 from the Route 37 Delta gas station
Toms River police are investigating an armed robbery at a Route 37 gas station Wednesday evening, the second that day in the township.
About $100 was stolen from the Delta service station just before 6 p.m. Wednesday when an unidentified man with a semi-automatic handgun demanded money from a 24-year-old attendant in his booth, said Chief of Police Michael Mastronardy.
"The suspect is a black male wearing blue jeans, a black jacket and black scarf covering his face," Mastronardy said.
The attendant told police that the man, who appeared to be 6 feet tall, ran across Lakehurst Road and down Patmas Drive, according to Mastronardy. The attendant was not injured in the encounter.
At about midnight Wednesday, the Toms River Elks Lodge on Washington Street was robbed of $1,000 by a white male brandishing a handgun. Police are searching for that suspect and released surveillance footage of the incident Wednesday evening.
Toms River Police Department Officer Frank Lauria and Detectives John Turner and Brian Lomer are investigating along with the Ocean County Sheriff's Department, Mastronardy said.