BRIDGETON — City police said they are investigating at least the third armed robbery at the same local gas station in the past three months.

The latest incident at the Garden State Fuel station in the 500 block of East Commerce Street occurred around 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Police said a man shoved an attendant into a booth and then put a handgun to the attendant’s stomach. The man took money from the attendant and cigarettes from the booth before getting into a dark green Oldsmobile and leaving the scene via southbound Buckshutem Road, they said.

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“The vehicle used was believed to be recovered in Fairfield Township and came back as being reported stolen from Vineland,” Bridgeton police Lt. James Battavio said. “It is a possibility this vehicle was used in a previous gas station robbery, and we are trying to determine this now.”

Police describe the suspect as a stocky man who wore a green hooded sweatshirt and has a black mask covering the lower portion of his face.

Anyone with information about the incident may call the Police Department at 856-451-0033.

The other two armed robberies at the gas station occurred on April 23 and April 27.

The gunman fled the station with cash and cigarettes in both instances.

Police said the suspect in the April 23 armed robbery wore a green hooded jacket and a mask that partially covered his face.

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