LINDEN — A 24-year-old Irvington man has been arrested in connection with a reported armed robbery at a gas station convenience store.
After a month-long investigation, Elijah Ali was charged with first-degree armed robbery, second-degree burglary and weapons-related offences.
He was arrested by Irvington police on May 27.
Linden police responded to a call May 1 after 10 p.m. at the Exxon gas station at 11 E. Edgar Road – at the corner of Routes 1 and 9 and South Wood Avenue.
A clerk said a man forced his way into the convenience store’s back room and gained access to a safe, filling a black trash bag with a quantity of cash and cigarettes, police say .
When confronted by the clerk, the man pulled out a large knife and swung it at the clerk before leaving.
Ali was being held in Union County Jail, pending appearance in Union County Superior Court.
“Violent crime will never be tolerated in our community, and we will continue to use every investigative resource at our disposal to prosecute these criminals and to keep Linden a safe and vibrant community,” Linden Police Chief said. , David Hart, in a written statement on Wednesday.
Erin Vogt is a reporter and anchor for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach her at [email protected]
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