Armed Man Robs Bloomfield Gas Station

Police in Bloomfield are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at a gas station in the city overnight.

Police responded to the Exxon gas station located at 491 Bloomfield Avenue at around 3 a.m. after receiving reports of an armed robbery in progress.

According to preliminary reports, a male suspect entered the store to make a purchase, then pulled a black handgun from his waistband after making his way behind the counter.

The suspect took an undetermined amount of cash then fled the scene in a red Oldsmobile reports said.

Authorities said the vehicle is reported to have driven East on Bloomfield Avenue.

The vehicle was confirmed stolen out of Hillside on Sunday evening.

The suspect is described as a black male 5'10 between 150-170 pounds.

The investigation is active and ongoing.

Bloomfield Avenue, Bloomfield, NJ, 07003