3 Tied Up and Kidnapped During Armed Home Invasion in Lakewood

breaking news tls 2 submittedFIRST REPORT: Three people were tied up and kidnapped during an armed home invasion in Lakewood early yesterday morning, officials confirm to TLS.

The bizarre incident began at about 2 a.m. on Saturday morning, when four men armed with guns broke into a Lakewood home apparently in search of a particular party.

The party they were looking for however was not in the home at the time, and the suspects proceeded to tie up the home’s occupants – two men and a woman – and continued to ransack the home.

After receiving information that the party they were looking for was in Jackson, the suspects placed the bound victims in one of the victims’ vehicles. Two suspects got into that vehicle, and the others fled in another vehicle belonging to the victims, leaving their original vehicle behind, according to sources.

After receiving information that the suspects were to meet up with their intended victim in Lakewood, Lakewood police officers were on their tails, and a short time later spotted one of the suspects’ vehicles.

As police attempted to stop the vehicle, the suspects allegedly fled and crashed. The suspects fled on foot from the vehicle, but were apprehended by police a short distance from the scene.

The three bound victims were located unharmed inside the vehicle, officials say. The weapons used in the home invasion were recovered.

The other vehicle was located abandoned a short time later.

Officials say all the suspects were from out-of-state.

The incident is still under investigation, and further details will be released as they become available.

[TLS]

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15 COMMENTS

  1. If they crossed state lines with their weapons, its a federal crime, according to my vast knowledge of interstate criminal law. I hope these perps are locked up for a long time. Either way #1 is right : it IS crazy stuff. Do we know what neighborhood this happened in ? Thnx.

  2. What is happening in lakewood ?? These horrific incidents are on the rise!! It’s becoming everyday news !!
    This is not how life was when I was growing up in Lakewood !!

  3. Everything about it is illegal. Crossing state lines with a weapon is the least of their troubles. I don’t know what kind of weapons they used, but I doubt they were allowed to possess them in the first place. Kidnapping x3. Fleeing the Police with bound subjects in the vehicle, will probably count for at the very least; reckless endangerment x3. Burglary. Robbery. Criminal trespass. Tampering with evidence. Fleeing and eluding. My thumbs are getting tired.

  4. When i lived there home invasions were highly uncommon but as ” shocked ” mentioned these sort of crimes are on the rise. See here in the sunshine state were granted the opprtunity to arm our selves and defend our dwellings from such things like HOME INVASIONS.. this is also why i hate the state of nj and decided to move away from there….

  5. Um sorry to surprise all the hidden in lakewood but this town is ground zero for gangland. You just don’t here about it most of the time

  6. Always someone with a racially charged comment, #6!!! I guess you are implying that only black people commit crimes!?! I know you didn’t actually say it but we can all read between the lines. Either way good job LPD in catching these guys!!!

  7. It’s quite possible there were weapons in the home and the victims did not have time to get to them. Guns do not guarantee safety from crime. Good job by the LPD.

  8. If the perpetrators thought that the victims had weapons they wouldn’t have targeted them. Or at least been deterred. Most crime is done by cowards & they pick on vulnerability. We have to make ourselves less vulnerable. The israeli look of regular people walking around with m16s strapped to their backs that’s the look I’m looking for.

  9. To John Dennis ; thanx for ur post, clearly, however, you have not taken college courses in criminal justice. Just saying.

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