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Edison Police Search for Armed Intruder

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Credits: Edison Police Department
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EDISON, NJ – The Edison Police are looking for a suspect involved in a early morning break in that occurred last Saturday at a Westgate Drive home, off Inman Avenue.

The armed intruder smashed a sliding glass door and stole $15 and a pair of gold earrings at gunpoint from the couple inside.

“Forcible entry into someone’s home is a particularly frightening crime.” said Police Chief Thomas Bryan. “Our police department is actively pursuing leads that we hope will bring an arrest in this case.”

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The victims told Officer Andrew Roy they were awakened by the sound of breaking glass at 3:15 a.m. Saturday, January 31 and were confronted by a man with a handgun who forced his way into their home. The intruder threatened the couple and demanded their cash and jewelry, police said.

The husband handed over $15 from his wallet and his wife removed a pair of earrings she was wearing, before the intruder ran out from the house. Officers spoke with neighbors and searched the neighborhood immediately after the incident.

 “Although this crime is classified as a home invasion, there is no indication or evidence that this family was targeted because of their ethnicity, culture or beliefs,” Chief Bryan added. “This was a poorly planned crime of opportunity by a suspect who I want to see brought to justice as soon as possible.”

Chief Bryan also noted that the suspect’s description has been released to participants in Edison’s growing number of Neighborhood Watch groups. Police described the intruder as a younger, white or light-skinned man, 5-foot-8, who wore gloves, a white scarf across his face, a black hooded sweatshirt and black sweat pants.

Anyone with information about this crime may contact the Edison Police Department at (732) 248-7400. 

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