A gunman wearing a Punisher mask is one of two suspects being sought in the robbery Tuesday morning of a 7-Eleven in South Jersey.
Police said two suspects entered the store at 7800 Maple Ave. in Pennsauken Township around 6:15 a.m. and confronted the clerk at gunpoint.
The men escorted the clerk to the rear of the property, where one suspect stole cigarettes from a storage area, according to investigators. Police said the suspects also took the clerk's iPad and designer watch.
The men ran away when a customer entered the store and interrupted the robbery, according to investigators.
Witnesses told police the suspects fled in a newer-model red vehicle, possibly a Chevrolet, that was parked in a nearby office complex. The vehicle, which police said might have been occupied by a third person, was last seen driving west on Maple Avenue.
The gunman is described as a heavyset male who was last seen wearing a white mask apparently styled after comic-book antihero the Punisher, a hooded sweatshirt, jeans and light brown boots.
The second suspect is also described as a heavyset male. Police said he was last seen wearing a black mask, a black hooded sweatshirt with the number "23" on the front in white writing, black sweatpants and light brown boots.
Police said a 7-Eleven store at 610 Kresson Rd. was also held up last Sunday, April 27. In that incident, two men wearing masks, jeans and hooded sweatshirt held the clerk at gunpoint while stealing cash and cigarettes, investigators said.
Investigators said it's not yet known whether the two robberies are related. Anyone with information about either crime is asked to contact Det. Walto, of the Cherry Hill Police Department, at 856-432-8831.