FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ (Somerset County) – Police are seeking information into a home invasion that occurred in the area of Cedar Grove Lane in Franklin Township on Saturday, according to Acting Somerset County Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart.
On April 30, at around 12:34 a.m., police responded to a 9-1-1 call to a residence within the area of Cedar Grove Lane. Upon arrival, the homeowner reported to police that three unidentified men armed with handguns and wearing ski masks and gloves forced their way into the residence through the garage entrance, Taggart said.
The three men demanded money from the homeowner. The homeowner then turned over an undisclosed amount of cash to the suspects who subsequently fled the scene, Taggart said.
The homeowner sustained minor injuries resulting from the robbery and was medically treated on scene, Taggart said.
The investigation is on-going as investigators are attempting to identify a motive and suspect(s) identity, Taggart said.
Anyone with information relating to this home invasion to contact the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 908-231-7100 or the Franklin Township Police Department at 732-873-5533 or via the STOPit app. The STOPit app allows citizens to provide anonymous reports including videos and photos. STOPit can be downloaded to your smart phone for free at the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, access code: SOMERSETNJ. Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477). All anonymous STOPit reports and Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.