FRANKLIN TWP. — A Milmay man was arrested Thursday in connection with the holdup of an Exxon gas station on Route 40 on Feb. 3.
An attendant told police a man in his 30s with blond hair and a Russian accent drove up to the gas pump and asked for $30 worth of gasoline, police said. Instead of paying, the man reportedly displayed a black handgun and demanded cash.
The attendant walked into the office, but instead of getting cash, he locked the doors and called police.
The gunman drove off in a blue, older model Cadillac headed east toward Route 55 as police arrived.
On Thursday, officers charged Vadim Nayda, 33, with robbery and related offenses. A search warrant was executed at Nayda’s home by Franklin police and the New Jersey State Police on Feb 4.
Nayda was arrested without incident and allegedly admitted his role in the robbery and several other holdups in the area, police said. Vehicles he allegedly used in the course of the robberies were impounded.
He was committed to the Salem County Jail in default of $250,000 full cash bail.