4 Break Into NJ Home, Tie Up Resident, Flee in Minivan: Police

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    Four suspects have been arrested after they allegedly broke into a Paramus, N.J. home, tied up a man inside and ransacked the place. Rob Schmitt has the story. (Published Thursday, May 15, 2014)

    Four suspects have been arrested after they allegedly broke into a Paramus, N.J. home, tied up a man inside and ransacked the place.

    Police say when three men and a woman knocked on the door of a Mill Run home Wednesday afternoon, the 67-year-old resident inside did not answer but peered out the window and saw the suspects at the front door. 

    A minute later, the victim heard a sliding glass door break, and when he went to check on it, two of the suspects overpowered him and tied him up with a telephone cord, police said. 

    The suspects then ransacked several rooms in the house and fled in a red Dodge Caravan. The victim was able to untie himself and called police. 

    Responding officers issued an alert for the suspects, and members of Hackensack police and the Bergen County prosecutor's office saw the suspect vehicle driving on Route 4 eastbound near Hackensack Avenue. 

    When they tried to stop the car, it took off and pulled onto Bell Avenue in Teaneck, and all four suspects inside the van ran away, with one sprinting across all four lanes of Route 4, police said. That suspect was caught with the help of a bystander, and the other three were captured near the vehicle. 

    All four suspects were being processed at Paramus Police Department headquarters.