Police search for 3 men wanted in violent home invasion in Englewood Cliffs

Police are on the hunt for a group of burglars who forced their way into a woman's home and threw her down a flight of

Englewood Cliffs and Bergen County police brought in K-9 units to search for three of five burglars believed to have assaulted a woman in a violent home invasion on Leighton Street just after 1 p.m. Thursday.

Englewood Cliffs and Bergen County police brought in K-9 units to search for three of five burglars believed to have assaulted a woman in a violent home invasion on Leighton Street just after 1 p.m. Thursday. (8/9/13)

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS - Police are on the hunt for a group of burglars who forced their way into a woman's home and threw her down a flight of stairs.

Englewood Cliffs and Bergen County police brought in K-9 units to search for three of five burglars believed to have assaulted a woman in a violent home invasion on Leighton Street just after 1 p.m. Thursday.

The men reportedly told the victim they were from PSE&G investigating a gas leak. They forced their way into the home and held a woman in her 60s at gunpoint.

The burglars stole cash and jewelry, then fled on foot to cars waiting at the end of the block, police say.

Officers pursued one of the cars until it crashed near the Route 4 Diner. One suspect got away and two others were arrested at the scene.

Isiah Freeman and Jory Powell, both 25 years old and from the Bronx, are in custody.

Police were unable to catch the second vehicle.

Neighbor Maura Vill says the attack comes as a shock. "I am horrified to hear about that because this is a very safe neighborhood," she says.

Officers were able to recover some of what was stolen. The woman suffered a shoulder injury, but is expected to be OK.

The suspects each face a minimum of five charges, including conspiracy, armed robbery and burglary.
 

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