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Bayonne man arrested after robbing gas station attendant

Robber made off with $500

Levern Edmonds of Bayonne was charged after allegedly robbing a gas station attendant, according to the Bayonne Police Department.

He was taken into custody on June 9 at 8:30 a.m. from his residence on Prospect Ave. after being identified as the alleged actor of a robbery involving a handgun that was reported on June 8 at 4:36 p.m.

On that date, the male victim, who is an employee of QuickChek on East 22nd Street, reported that an unknown male approached him at the gas attendant booth and demanded all the money in his possession and in the booth.

During the robbery, the actor, later identified as Edmonds, allegedly had a bag over his hand and told the victim that he had a gun, police said. Edmonds was pointing his covered hand at the victim, leading the victim to believe that a gun was indeed pointed at him, according to authorities.

Edmonds allegedly fled the scene after obtaining approximately $500 in cash from the victim. Bayonne Police Detectives initiated an investigation which led to Edmonds being identified and apprehended at his home in less than 24 hours after the robbery.

Edmonds, 55, was charged with Robbery, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon.

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