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Caldwell Police Release Sketch of Exxon Assailant

Caldwell police say suspect is a man, who possibly left with a second person in a light blue car.

Caldwell Police have released a sketch of a man believed to have assaulted a gas station employee and robbed an Exxon gas station on Aug. 13.

Caldwell Det. Brad Palatucci said the man is described as a man, aged 30 to 35, who is 6 feet 1 inches to 6 feet 4 inches tall, with a medium build and a medium brown complexion.

The sent the gas station employee to the hospital with a head injury. The employee was apparently struck in the head in the gas station office before being robbed of cash and cartons of cigarettes.

The Exxon station is located on Bloomfield Avenue, not far from Caldwell's municipal complex.

Palatucci said the investigation is continuing and the man police are searching for may have left the area with a second man in a light blue car. There was no description available on the second man.

Palatucci said anyone with informtion about the crime is urged to call the Caldwell Police Dept. Detective Bureau at 973-226-2602.

WC August 29, 2012 at 01:14 PM
Don't the police usually release the race/ethnicity of the assailant? What does a medium brown complexion even mean?
Michael September 01, 2012 at 02:28 AM
It means he is probably a black person but the reporter is white and is afraid to say black out of fear of being labeled a racist. If you find it uncomfortable to say than it shouldn't be included on health forms, loan forms, drivers license etc. I personally would love to remove history from the school system since all it does is dredge up the past, giving people whom never lived through it a reason to hate someone or something. If your kids are raised not hearing, black / white / slavery / etc. etc. etc. they would never think that they were superior or not as equal as another. so although I am not a fan of lib reporters, it's refreshing that there is no reference to race, now lets eliminate class, and we would be closer to john lennon's dream.
Michael September 01, 2012 at 02:31 AM
or the reporter is black and wants to keep 1 off the book of statistics.

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