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Woman Robbed at Maplewood Gas Station, Authorities Seek Suspects


“ By: Yuritza Arroyo

On Thursday, May 4, at approximately 5:57 pm, the Maplewood Police Department received a 911 call from a 43-year-old Maplewood resident who stated that she was just robbed while getting gas at Richards Service Station located in the  1000 block of Springfield Avenue.

According to officials, the victim reported that as she was in her vehicle waiting for gas, she was approached by two black males on the passenger side of her vehicle who demanded money while implying they were in possession of a handgun, however, the victim stated that no weapon was shown.

Officials say one male reached into the vehicle and removed her purse from the passenger seat of the victim’s car.

The suspects then entered a grey SUV and fled Eastbound on Springfield Avenue.

The first suspect is described as a thin, light skin, black male 16-18 years old wearing a tan t-shirt and dark hooded sweatshirt.    

According to the authorities, the second suspect is a medium-built, black male, approximately 16-18 years old, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt.

No physical contact was made with the victim, and she was not injured in this incident.