Edison robber shot gas station clerk even though he handed over cash; do you know this guy?


Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Thomas Bryan of the Edison Police Department said that authorities are still searching for the suspect involved in the fatal shooting of a man at the Speedway Gas Station in Edison early this morning.

Earlier today the Perth Amboy Public Information Officer put out an unauthorized statement without consulting with the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office or the Edison Police Department regarding an arrest in the murder investigation.

While someone was being questioned regarding the fatal shooting at the Speedway Gas Station in Edison, he has been released from custody.

The suspect remains at large and is described as a male of slight build wearing light colored pants, possibly jeans, a maroon colored hooded sweatshirt, mask and gloves.

Edison Township Police responded to the Speedway Gas Station, at 4:02 a.m. where they found the 38-year-old victim, John Bertram of Fords.

The preliminary investigation has revealed that the suspect entered into the gas station and held up the clerk with a handgun.  The victim handed the cash register drawer containing currency to the suspect; after which the suspect fired one shot, killing the victim.

The investigation is active and continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Loren Long of the Edison Police Department at (732) 248-7531, or Detective David Abromaitis of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732)745- 4436.​