Englewood police release video of suspects in Valentine’s Day home invasion
Video released by police in Bergen County shows suspects in a Valentine's Day home invasion, where a young couple was held at gunpoint for an hour.
The video from a nearby home shows the suspects leaving the area after the robbery.
Police say they believe the three masked suspects are in their teens or 20s.
"As far as this video goes, although it doesn't show their faces, we're hoping that somebody in the public is going to recognize clothing, the way somebody runs, a characteristic, and call us and help us," says Detective Captain Tim Torell.
Torell says that the three suspects surrounded a 30-year-old Englewood resident while he was unloading his car at the Cross Creek Point Condos on Broad Avenue. The three suspects had guns and demanded money. They dragged the victim back into his own apartment, according to Torell.
Police say the victim and his 33-year-old wife were held at gunpoint for about an hour while the suspects ransacked the home.
Englewood Police Chief Lawrence Suffren says this was a crime of opportunity and that finding the suspects is a department priority.
"We would like all the residents to be very vigilant in their comings and goings to make sure they're aware of their surroundings," he says.
The chief says residents should park in well-lit areas and report any suspicious activity to police.
There hasn't been any home invasions at the Cross Creek Point Condos before, according to police.
Bergen Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information leading to an arrest.