A 63-year-old gas station attendant fought back against a man trying to rob him at gunpoint this week.
At about 9 p.m. on Thursday, a man with a handgun and blue mask covering his face attempted to rob the attendant at the Delta gas station, at 3 Central Ave. Instead of handing over the cash, the attendant refused and put up a fight, according to police.
The 63-year-old man was punched in the face, and then the man with the handgun fled without taking any money, according to police.
The attendant received minor bruising to his face and cheek. He refused medical attention, according to police.
The man who attempted to rob the attendant was described as an African American, between the age of 23 and 26, with a thin build and short black hair, said police.
The Essex County K-9 Unit was called to investigate the scene, but turned up no leads, according to police.