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Passaic Man Accused of Attacking NJ Gas Station Attendant with Hammer-Like Weapon

Passaic Wallington

Chief Carmello Imbruglia announced today the arrest of George Marcelino-Perez, 24, of Passaic, on a charge of Robbery.

According to authorities, on Tuesday the Wallington Police Department Detective Bureau initiated an investigation into a robbery at the Delta Gas Station, located on the 100 block of Wallington Avenue.

Officials say Marcelino-Perez brandished a hammer like weapon, repeatedly struck the gas station attendant as he demanded money. After robbing the attendant of approximately $300.00 dollars, the actor fled the scene.

As a result of evidence obtained by law enforcement, the Wallington Police Department’s Detective Bureau performed a motor vehicle stop and arrested the actor.

Detective Lieutenant Rock, along with several Wallington Officers, executed a search warrant at George Marcelino-Perez’s residence in Passaic and of his vehicle Wednesday.

Police charged Marcelino-Perez with one count of Robbery, Aggravated Assault and Theft. George Marcelino-Perez was remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending a detention hearing scheduled Feb. 19th.

This investigation remains ongoing.

Chief Carmello Imbruglia states that the charge is merely accusation and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.