Two separate gas station robberies 15 minutes apart in Hanover and West Orange Thursday afternoon appear to be connected to at least two other North Jersey gas station robberies

Hanover police told RLS Breaking News the Shell station on the westbound side of Route 10 near Reynolds Avenue was held up at gunpoint around 4:15 p.m.  Following the robbery, the suspects were seen speeding eastbound on Route 10.

Hanover police on Friday morning did not respond to New Jersey 101.5's request for more information.

Map showing location of Shell and Exxon stations that were robbed 7/28/22
Map showing location of Shell and Exxon stations that were robbed 7/28/22 (Google Maps)

Another robbery 11 miles away

Approximately 15 minutes later, an armed robbery was reported at the Exxon at the intersection of Eagle Rock Avenue and Prospect Avenue around 4:30 p.m., according to West Orange spokesman Joe Fagan.

No shots were fired and no one was injured at the Exxon station.

Fagan said Newark police later recovered the vehicle used in West Orange. The vehicles and suspects match those involved in gas station robberies in Hanover as well as Secaucus and Union.

West Orange and Hanover police are currently processing the vehicle for evidence, according to Fagan.

It is the second armed robbery this week in West Orange.

An argument Monday afternoon between several customers and employees at the  AutoZone store on Main Street led to a worker being shot.

Fagan said no arrests have yet been made in that case.

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