Police are investigating two armed home invasions that took place in Bridgeton, New Jersey on New Year’s Day.
Police say the first incident occurred around midnight at a home on Station Hill Road. A man told police he was staying at his girlfriend’s house when four to five men wearing hoods and masks entered the home.
The man told police he tried to run away from the house but was tackled to the ground and assaulted. Police say some of the suspects held the victim and another person inside the house at gunpoint while others ransacked the home. In all, the victim told police the suspects stole $100 and a cell phone.
The victim suffered a head injury and was treated at the hospital.
Police say the second incident took place on the 100 block of Irving Avenue around 2:45 a.m. Three armed men wearing black clothing and ski masks broke into the home, according to investigators. The men then allegedly demanded money and drugs from the people inside.
Police say three adults and one child were inside the house at the time of the break-in. The men allegedly stole $2000 and two cell phones.
Police have not yet revealed whether the two incidents are related. They also have not yet released detailed descriptions of the suspects. Detectives are investigating and are in the process of interviewing the victims and witnesses.
If you have any information on either incident, please call Bridgeton Police.