Gas station robbery under investigation

September 4, 2009 4:59:03 AM PDT
A gas station was robbed in Linden overnight. Police are trying to determine if this is connected to a string of robberies in the area.

The robbery is the fifth since Aug. 19, and although it took place nearly 2 miles away from the other stations, police say it may be related.

Eyewitness News is told the suspects turned the surveillance camera at the station to the wall so they could not be recognized.

However, the owner of the BP station, 1842 East St. Georges Ave says the suspects all came in wearing masks on Thursday night.

Apparently, they went up to the attendant and announced a robbery was taking place.

They then hit the 51-year-old attendant in the head, before stealing $100.

He was sent to the hospital with what appears to be non-life threatening injuries.

In the other cases, the suspects reportedly did pull out a gun.

It is not clear if the suspects used a gun in this robbery.

Four suspects have been tracked down and taken into custody. Police are trying to determine if they are connected to the other robberies which have taken place at various Linden gas stations.

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WEB PRODUCED BY: Lakisha Bostick

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