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Route 22 Armed Robberies Reported at Wawa Gas Station Union, BP Gas Station Hillside

Union Township (Union) Hillside

By: Richard L. Smith

Authorities in Union County are looking for several armed thieves who held up multiple locations in the Newark region, including gas stations in Union and Hillside, overnight. 

In one of the incidents, police were dispatched to The BP Gas Station located in the 600 block of Route 22 shortly before 3 a.m. 

Hillside officers arrived and were notified that three black males brandished a gun at the attendant and stole an undetermined amount of cash before fleeing the scene. 

The assailants were last observed speeding away in a light-colored vehicle, reportedly with NY plates. 

In another incident, the same suspects are wanted for exiting their vehicle and producing a weapon at an attendant working for Wawa located in the 170 block of US-22. 

An undetermined amount of cash was taken during the armed robbery. 

Police believe these suspects are wanted for several robberies in Newark and surrounding towns. 

No injuries were reported in any of the incidents.