Surveillance video captures 3 suspects wanted in string of Englewood armed robberies

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Toni Yates has more from Englewood.

Police in northern New Jersey are trying to find the three thieves responsible for a string of armed robberies.

Police say there is a reward in the case, and a warning.

Surveillance video captured the incident from a device mounted on a porch at Cross Creek Apartments in Englewood.

Police say it shows the three suspects in an armed robbery and home invasion February 14th.

A 30-year-old man was removing bags from his car, when he was jumped by three men with guns.

"They eventually dragged him back into the apartment, and they encountered the gentleman's wife, and you know, they accosted both of them," said Capt. Timothy Torell, Englewood Police Department.

Eyewitness News spoke to the victim. He did not want to go on camera, but says he too is hoping they're caught before the suspects strike again.

"The video, although these individuals had masks on, it does show certain characteristics of how they run, how they walk, their height," Capt. Torell said.

Police are offering a $1,000 reward for help catching these guys. They're also putting up a $500 reward to help solve more than a dozen armed robberies along the Park Avenue neighborhood. Chanda Fisher saw two from her home.

"He was coming home from work, he lived across the street, and he rode his bike and two guys on bikes came up behind him and said, 'Give me your money,'" said Chanda Fisher, an Englewood resident.

And the most recent robbery, on March 21st.

"The Escalade was in the middle of the street, and I went in the house, I came back out, and they were there again," Fisher said.

Police say the uptick in crime began about a year ago, most of the targets are Hispanic men.

"The actors pretty much, from the victims, it's all the same description: tall black males," Capt. Torell said.

Neighbors have reacted. Many of them have added security cameras to their properties, and they're looking out for one another.

"He put the cameras facing the sidewalks and then we can see everything outside before opening the door," said Sandra Sugura, Englewood resident.

Police are working with Crime Stoppers, to keep tips anonymous. This wave of crime is not what these families are used to.

You can call Crime Stoppers with anonymous tips at 1-844-466-6789.

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