Police Looking For Man Who Pulled Gun On Resident
Ramapo Brae resident walked in on a man ransacking her home Friday afternoon, police say
Police are looking for a suspect they describe as an either Pakistani or Indian male in his 50’s wearing a green shirt and dark-colored running pants with dark hair combed over to one side.
Police believe the suspect broke into a Ramapo Brae home and pointed a gun at the surprised resident who had returned home for lunch.
According to Mahwah Police Chief James Batelli, a Bergen County K9 team is working with the PD to track the intruder, who cops say fled after a brief exchange with the woman.
“We believe he is out of the area and poses no threat,” Batelli said.
The resident called 911 sometime after noon on Friday to report that when she returned home on her lunch break and went upstairs, she was confronted by an intruder who was wearing gloves and pointed a handgun at her, police said.
Her bedroom had been ransacked, and the suspect told the resident he was looking for a specific item, cops said. The intruder took at least one other item from the residence and fled through the front door, police said.
Police wouldn't provide details on what the man was looking for or what he stole.
The woman told cops she didn't know the man who broke into her home.
“We believe the [homeowner’s] story,” Batelli said. “There is a bit of a language barrier, so we are working on [getting an interpreter] so we can get more information,” he said.
The homeowner was not injured during the interrupted robbery, police said.