The Hudson County Sheriff’s Department and the Jersey City Police Department joined forces Thursday afternoon to apprehend a strong armed robbery suspect. The Jersey City Police responded to the 7th Heaven Food Mart & Gas, located at 376 Paterson Plank Road, at 1:44 p.m.
According to Hudson County Sheriff Frank Schillari, the Jersey City Police issued a be on the look out, or BOLO, advisory. Schillari stated, “At approximately 1:44 PM the Jersey City Police Department reported a strong armed robbery at the 7th Heaven Food Mart/Gas Station on Paterson Plank Road outside of Washington Park in Jersey City and subsequently put out a BOLO for the suspect. At around 3:00 PM a Hudson County Sheriff’s Office patrol identified the vehicle matching the description of the BOLO in the vicinity of Lincoln Park in Jersey City and assisted the JCPD in apprehending the suspect. Due to the quickness of the situation and the suspect’s high risk of escaping, the arresting officers did not have sufficient time to put on their facial coverings. The suspect is now in custody of the JCPD.”
On Friday afternoon, Jersey City spokesperson Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione provided more information on Thursday afternoon’s armed robbery, saying a gas station employee was attacked and robbed of approximately $600 at 1 o’clock.
Jersey City put out the BOLO report for a Subaru Legacy driven by the suspect, who, with the assistance of the Hoboken Police Department, was identified as 27-year old, Hoboken resident Devon Robinson. An investigator with the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office spotted the vehicle outside of Lincoln Park in Jersey City. He held the two occupants of the car until Jersey City Police arrived.
Robinson was arrested and charged with robbery, inflicting bodily injury, burglary and weapons possession. The victim refused medical treatment.
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