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NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE
CRIME INFORMATION RELEASE

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Office of Public Information (609) 882-2000
Lt. Stephen Jones - ext. 6513

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
December 23, 2011


Four Masked, Armed Men Rob Union Tolls on Parkway

Hillside, N.J. – Shortly after 5:00 a.m. this morning ,four masked men in a silver Chrysler 300 robbed the northbound toll plaza on the Garden State Parkway (This is known as the Union toll plaza).  The left rear passenger showed a gun and robbed toll lane four in which the vehicle was stopped.  The right rear passenger exited the vehicle and robbed the collector in lane one.

There were no injuries to either toll collector and a quantity of cash was taken from both toll booths. 

Surveillance footage showed the license plate of the involved car.  Following that information, State Police detectives located a silver Chrysler 300 at the registered address, but discovered that the car had the front plate removed and had not been moved for some time.  It appears that the robbers stole the plate to apply to a very similar vehicle that they used for the robbery.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at the Bloomfield Station on the Parkway at 973-338-1370.

All crime tips can be offered anonymously.

We will update this information as the investigation proceeds.  Surveillance footage is not available for dissemination to the media at this time. 

Members of the public should not approach a vehicle they believe may be connected to this crime because those involved are armed and considered dangerous. 

 

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