2 teens break into New Jersey home, lead officers on dangerous chase: Police

WABC logo
Friday, September 16, 2022
EMBED <>More Videos

Police in New Jersey are searching for two teenagers who broke into a home and led police on a dangerous chase in a stolen car. Anthony Johnson has the story.

WOODCLIFF LAKE, New Jersey (WABC) -- Police in New Jersey are searching for two teenagers who broke into a home for the second time in three weeks and then led police on a dangerous chase in a stolen car.

Ring camera video shows the teens throwing a large rock through a sliding glass door at a house in Woodcliff Lake around 12:45 a.m. Thursday, causing it to shatter.

Authorities believe they wanted to steal a car that was parked in the garage, because they say the suspects stole the keys from the house back on August 25 and took one car, then came back with the stolen keys for the second car.

This time, however, they failed, police said, as the homeowners called police instantly.

Police say the pair fled the scene in a 2019 Alfa Romero Stelvio that was previously stolen in Garfield.

The first officer arrived on the scene in minutes and pursued the suspects, but authorities said the teens sped head on towards a second responding officer's vehicle, prompting him to swerve out of the way.

Soon after, Woodcliff Lakes officers suspended the chase due to safety concerns, as did a police vehicle from another jurisdiction.

The stolen car was later found abandoned in Newark.

Police believe the suspects are between 13 and 16 years old, and they are asking anyone with information to contact authorities.

No arrests have been made, and the investigation is ongoing.

Police say the residents who were victimized had locked their home and did not leave the key fob inside their vehicles, so it was a bold move on the part of the thieves because they were willing to break into the house with residents inside to get to the car.

MORE NEWS | CDC warns rare condition in kids could rise this fall

----------

* Get Eyewitness News Delivered

* More New Jersey news

* Send us a news tip

* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts

* Follow us on YouTube

Submit a tip or story idea to Eyewitness News

Have a breaking news tip or an idea for a story we should cover? Send it to Eyewitness News using the form below. If attaching a video or photo, terms of use apply.