Several workers at a gas station in New Jersey's largest city disarmed a robbery suspect and held him down until police arrived, authorities said Monday.
The suspect, Richard Carter, allegedly walked into a gas station on Elizabeth Avenue in Newark with a handgun and demanded money. When he tried to leave, police say several workers subdued him and held him until police arrived.
One of the gas station's employees was injured during the scuffle and was taken to University Hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries and released.
Carter was charged Monday with robbery, possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes. Authorities are looking into whether he may be connected to other robberies in the area.
It wasn't immediately clear if Carter had an attorney who could comment on the allegations.