Bronx Duo Identified In Home Invasion

Published on August 10, 2013, 9:06 am
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Jory Powell and Isiah Freeman, both 25, have been charged with first degree conspiracy and armed robbery and second degree theft, eluding and burglary, police said Friday.

They are being held at Bergen County Jail in lieu of $750,000, with no 10 percent option.

“There are going to be additional charges pending,” Chief Michael Cioffi said Friday morning.

Police would not say what role the two men who are in custody played in the Leighton Street incident in which a woman in her 60s answered the door shortly after 1:00 p.m. Thursday for three men who said they were Public Service Electric & Gas workers checking out a gas leak. Instead, the three masked man, one of whom had a gun, forced their way inside, put a hand over her mouth and demanded her possessions.

The woman was pushed down the stairs and injured. She was transported to a local hospital with a shoulder injury but was released Thursday night.

Three suspects remain at large, Cioffi said. Police are also trying to locate a white Infiniti with orange New York license plates containing GBR that is believed to have been used as a getaway car.

A second getaway car, a black Dodge, became disabled as it exited Route 4 west at Van Brunt Street when the tires struck a curb and deflated. Police obtained a search warrant for that vehicle overnight and will resume their investigation Friday.


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