On Tuesday 12/27/2016, at approximately 3:06 pm, a call was received from a neighbor of the victim, stating that a house invasion just occurred. Officers responded, secured the scene and rendered aid to the victim. The victim is a 71 year old male resident of Bergenfield. He was transported to the Hospital for his injuries which consisted of a gash on top of his head.
The victim stated that he was walking up the steps to his bedroom when he observed a tall, thin white male, wearing a gray sweater with a black winter cap walking down the steps. The victim reported that the male struck him with an object, tied his hands together before fleeing the home. It was reported that $10 and a debit card were stolen from the victim. A search of the area was conducted for the actor with negative results.
Bergen County Sheriff’s Dept. K-9 unit responded to assist. The victim’s statements and investigation has not confirmed or ruled out the incident as an interrupted burglary or any other incident. This is an active investigation and Detectives are following all potential leads. This is the first and only press release submitted by the Bergenfield Police Department. As the investigation unveils more details, updated press releases will follow.
The male victim has since been released from the hospital.
Anyone with any information is asked to call the Bergenfield Police Department's Detective Bureau at 201-387-4000. ext. 4011