Thief driving BMW holds gas stations on Route 46 in New Jersey

PARSIPPANY-TROY HILLS — Two gas stations were robbed less than 10 minutes apart Friday night on Route 46 with the same vehicle.

A black or dark gray BMW X5 pulled up to the Shell station on Route 46 near New Road around 7:54 p.m. and asked for $25 in gas, according to Morris County District Attorney Robert J. Carroll.

As the attendant had his back to the car, the driver pulled out a knife and demanded money before heading east.

Ten minutes later, on the west side of Route 46, a black or dark gray BMW X5 pulled up to the Bloomfield Avenue Conoco station and asked for gas, according to Carroll.

This time the driver got off and walked up behind the attendant while showing a knife and demanding money. Before driving off, the driver pushed the ground attendant.

Map showing Conco on Route 46 West and Shell on Route 46 in Parsippany

Map showing Conco on route 46 west and Shell on route 46 in Parsippany (Google Street View)

The two stations are approximately 5 miles apart.

The would-be thief at both locations was described as a black male, possibly with short facial hair. He wore a black jacket, black pants, maybe black gloves, a black mask and a hat.

Carroll asked anyone with information about these incidents to call the Morris County District Attorney’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 973-285-6200, the Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department at 973-263 -4300 or Morris County Crimestoppers at 1-800-743-7433.

Contact journalist Dan Alexander at [email protected] or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNJ

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