Gas station owner, clerk fight off suspected robbersPosted: Updated:
A Jersey City gas station owner and his employee say they managed to fight off a group of teens who robbed the store.
Inam Khan says he has had enough with the robberies at his Exxon station on Kennedy Boulevard and Danforth Avenue. Khan says he had two employees robbed at gunpoint. He also says the store has been broken into three times in 18 months.
On Thursday, Khan says a teen came into the store and asked a clerk for change. The clerk refused to make change and refused to let the teen purchase a lighter. Khan says that?s when the teen threw the lighter at the clerk, grabbed a bag of candy and left the store.
Khan claims the teen punched him in the stomach while a second teen fled and returned with three more kids. According to Khan, one of the teens had a pipe and another had a gun.
Instead of giving up, Khan says he held onto one of the teens while his employee managed to grab the pipe and fend off the group.
When police arrived, three of the teens were arrested. Police found the gun, which turned out to be a BB gun. Authorities are planning additional charges against one of the three teen suspects.