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Search Underway for Suspect who Robbed Turnpike Toll Collector at Gunpoint in Newark

By rlsmetro on
Newark

NJ State Police officials are investigating an armed robbery of a toll booth in Essex County Saturday afternoon.

According to a statement released to RLS Media, officials said, Troopers responded to interchange 14 on the New Jersey Turnpike in Newark for an armed robbery at the toll plaza around 2:15 p.m.

According to State police officials, a preliminary investigation indicated that a female toll collector was held at gunpoint and robbed of cash in her register by a male suspect.

State Police officials said that immediately after the robbery, the suspect fled in an older model BMW and remain at-large.

Officials say this is an active investigation and the toll collector did not suffer any physical injuries.