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Police hunt robber in Ridgefield Park gas station shooting

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YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: Investigators were exploring whether the mid-20s robber who shot an attendant at a Ridgefield Park gas station last night is believed involved in other holdups of Delta stations in East Rutherford, Garfield, Saddle Brook and Teaneck, sources told CLIFFVIEW PILOT .

Surrounding agencies rushed to assist Ridgefield Park police in the search for a four-door black Nissan with two black men following the shooting at the Delta gas station at the east end of the Hackensack River Bridge to Little Ferry.

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EXCLUSIVE: Authorities investigating the shooting of a Ridgefield Park gas station attendant during a robbery last night were exploring possible connections to similar Delta station holdups in Bergen County, at least two that also occurred on a Monday night and one on Easter Sunday, CLIFFVIEW PILOT has learned. READ MORE….

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The robber “produced a black handgun and demanded all the money” just after closing at 10:30 p.m., Detective Capt. Daniel Hippe said this morning.

He then “fired one shot at the attendant, striking him in the abdomen before making off with several hundred dollars in cash. The suspect was last seen entering a vehicle which was parked on Main Street adjacent to the scene of the crime,” Hippe said.

He described the robber as about 25, black with medium skin and wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt and light pants.

The borough volunteer ambulance squad, which shares a fence with the service station, was there almost immediately after hearing shots, sources said.

The 52-year-old attendant, a borough resident, was rushed to Hackensack University Medical Center, where he underwent emergency surgery.

His condition wasn’t available this morning.

Anyone with information that could help authorities in the case is asked to call Ridgefield Park police: (201) 641-6400 .

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