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PHOTOS: Armed Lyndhurst Gas Station Robbers Get $1,000, Cigarettes

Both had handguns, police said.
Both had handguns, police said. Photo Credit: COURTESY: Lyndhurst Police
No one was injured, police said.
No one was injured, police said. Photo Credit: COURTESY: Lyndhurst PD

LYNDHURST, N.J. -- Two robbers armed with handguns took about $1,000 in cash and several packs of cigarettes from a Lyndhurst service station before dawn Thursday, police said.

The attendant at Bridge Exxon on Riverside Avenue told police that he was inside his booth at the gas pumps around 1:10 a.m. when one of the robbers "placed a black handgun to his face and demanded money," Capt. John J. Valente said.

The gunman then ordered him into the store, where his waiting accomplice "ordered the clerk to turn over money as well," he said.

The pair took off in a small, dark-colored sedan, possibly a Honda, west on Kingsland Avenue over the DeJessa Memorial Bridge into Nutley.

Neither the station employees nor a patron who was in the store at the time of the robbery were injured, Valente said.

One of the robbers was described as about 6-foot-2, with a medium build and wearing a dark-colored hoodie, black face mask and light-colored gloves.

The other was about 6 feet tall, slim, also wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt and sweatpants, red sneakers, black face mask and black gloves.

The Bergen County Sheriff’s Bureau of Criminal Identification collected evidence.

Lyndhurst detectives were reviewing surveillance video (see still shots above) and interviewing the victims and witness.

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