JACKSON — Police are investigating an incident in which a gas station attendant was held up with a syringe.

A sign welcoming visitors to Jackson (Dan Alexander, Townsquare Media NJ)

A person entered the Sunoco station at the intersection of Routes 537 and 571 around 9:15 p.m.and held a hypodermic needle to the neck of the attendant's neck, demanding he hand over cash, according to Jackson Police. The syringe held an unknown substance.

The attendant handed over his own cash and the thief left the station, located near the Jackson Premium Outlets, and ran off toward Route 195, police said.

The robber was described by police as a white male standing approximately 6 feet tall in his late 20s or early 30s. He was wearing a white baseball hat, a dark-colored jacket or sweatshirt with a longer white shirt hanging out of the bottom, and light colored pants, police said.

Jackson Police asked anyone with information about the incident to call 732-928-1111.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com.

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