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Man Robbed at Gunpoint by Alleged Taxi Driver Outside Hackettstown Quick Check


Police are investigating a report of an armed robbery that occurred Thanksgiving Day.

According to police, officers responded to the Quick Chek, located at 146 Mountain Avenue, for a report of a theft.

Upon arrival, officers met with the 33-year-old male victim, who told the officers that he was robbed at gunpoint.

A preliminary investigation revealed that the victim was at a restaurant in Dover and was looking for a ride to Hackettstown.

Police said victim was then approached by an older male, who portrayed himself as a taxi driver and offered the victim a ride.

The male driver - described as possibly Hispanic, tall, thin, with wrinkled skin on his face and wearing a black coat - was driving a silver vehicle, possibly a Ford Crown Victoria or a Mercury Grand Marquis and had no company logo on the vehicle.

Once in Hackettstown, the suspect pulled over near the Mountain Avenue Quick Chek, brandished a silver handgun and demanded the victim’s money.

The victim then gave the suspect an undetermined amount of money and got out of the vehicle.

Anyone with any information or that might have seen something suspicious in the area of the Quick Chek during the time of the robbery please contact the Hackettstown Police Department at 908-852-3302 or text TIP HACKPD followed by your message to 888-777.