Aberdeen Township police charged Imran T. Ivery, 27, of Irvington today with the at the intersection of Highway 35 and Amboy Avenue in Aberdeen Township.
Police say that at about 4 a.m. on March 28, a man approached the attendant at the BP gas station and asked the attendant to purchase one of the items kept in the booth. The man followed the attendant into the booth and once inside he allegedly showed a black handgun to the attendant and demanded money, Police Chief John Powers said.
The suspect allegedly took a quantity of cash, the store's cordless phone and the attendant's cell phone. He fled on foot in the direction of Amboy Avenue, police said.
Detectives were able to match Ivery’s physical and clothing description with a suspect in a similar robbery in Westfield, according to Powers. Investigators then learned that Ivery had been arrested for a similar robbery in Highland Park on March 31.
A fingerprint comparison matched a print left at the Aberdeen gas station linked Ivery to the crime, Powers said.
Sgt. Henry Chevalier charged Ivery with robbery, possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose, and unlawful possession of a firearm. Ivery was served with the complaint on May 3 at the Middlesex County Correctional Institution where he is currently lodged.
Bail on the charges stemming from the robbery was set at $300,000 with no 10% option.
Initial investigating officers were P.O. Raymond Campbell, P.O. Anthony
Valentino and Sgt. Darrell Oliver. Aberdeen police were assisted by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office forensics unit.