Greenville: 5 masked, armed men robbed Jersey City gas station of cigars, cigarettes & cash

Posted by GrovePath on 2009/11/19 6:13:24
Cops: Armed men robbed Jersey City gas station of cigarettes, cash

By Michaelangelo Conte/The Jersey Journal
November 18, 2009, 9:30PM

Gunmen got away with $2,160 worth of cigarettes, cash and other merchandise when they held up the convenience store at a Jersey City gas station in the early morning hours today, officials said.

At 1:52 a.m. police responded to the Kennedy Mart gas station on Kennedy Boulevard and Seaview Avenue where an employee said two gunmen entered the store wearing masks while three accomplices waited outside the door.

The victim said the men told him and another employee to lay down on the floor and stuffed merchandise into a laundry bag, reports said. They took $1,500 in cigarettes, $160 in cigars, $200 from the cash register and a cell phone worth $150, reports said.

The robbers left the store and met with the three men waiting outside before all of them left heading east on Seaview Avenue, reports said, adding that police searched the area but came up empty handed. Both men who entered the store were dressed all in black, including gloves and baseball caps, reports said.

Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to call the Jersey City Police Department tip line at (201) 547-JAIL.

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