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UPDATE: Harrison Police, Traffic Enforcement Officer Foils Gas Station Robbery; East Orange Man Arrested

By rlsmetro on
Harrison Town East Orange

A quick-thinking community traffic enforcement officer and rapid responding Harrison Police officers led to the arrest of a man who robbed a gas station at gunpoint in the town on Tuesday.

According to a statement released to RLS Media, police said just after noon, Harrison Police dispatch notified all Harrison units of an armed robbery, which occurred at the Enrite gas station on Harrison Avenue.

According to Harrison Police, while officers raced to the surrounding area, the vehicle was observed by a traffic enforcement officer traveling south on Fifth Street.

Police say the vehicle was stopped at the intersection of Essex Street and Frank E. Rodgers Boulevard South.

Police said with guns drawn, the suspect was removed from the vehicle and placed under arrest.

After a search of the vehicle, an arrest was conducted and the proceeds from the robbery and a firearm was recovered from the car.

Harrison Police said Mr. Kamal Artis, 21, of East Orange was charged with 1st-degree robbery, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a gun and possession of CDS.

He was transported and housed in the Hudson County Correctional facility, police said.

There were no injuries reported.

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