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Police Investigate Home Invasion in Chestnut Ridge

Ramapo Police responded to an early-morning call to investigate a report of three men, at least one with a gun, forcing their way into a home in Chestnut Ridge.

Ramapo Police responded to a 911 call from Sutin Place in Chestnut Ridge at approximately 1:43 a.m. Wednesday morning.

According to police, the caller reported that three masked men, one brandishing a gun, forced their way into her home through the back door, initially claiming to be police officers. The men then restrained the caller, a 33-year-old female, and her mother, who is 63.

The suspects told the victims to tell them where the money in the home was hidden, then went searching for it. They took an undisclosed amount of cash, jewelry and other items before leaving.

The caller was able to free herself after she heard the men leave. The suspects were described as follows:

  • Black male in his late 20s, approximately 6-foot-5, approximately 300 to 350 pounds and brandishing a small black hand gun.
  • Black male in his 20s, weight and height unknown.
  • White male in his twenties, weight and height unknown.

All three suspects were wearing dark clothing, hooded jackets, masks and gloves. 

The 63-year-old woman, who owns the home, was treated on the scene for a wrist injury but refused further medical attention. 

The Rockland county Sheriff's Bureau of Criminal Investigation and patrol units from the Spring Valley Police Department are assisting Ramapo Police in the investigation. 

Ramapo Police are asking for anyone who observed anything suspicious in the area of Sutin Place to contact them at (845) 357-2400.

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