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66-Year-Old Bloomfield Woman Victim of Home Invasion Robbery

Thief stole victim’s car after ransacking her home for valuables.

66-Year-Old Bloomfield Woman Victim of Home Invasion Robbery

A man broke into a 66-year-old Bloomfield woman’s home, stole valuables from the house and robbed the woman’s car, police said.  

On Wednesday, Dec. 4, police responded to a report of a motor vehicle theft on the 100 block of Waldo Ave.

The 66-year-old female victim told police that a home invasion preceded the theft.

The victim said she heard the bedroom door open at approximately 12:30 a.m. and saw a black man between 20 and 30 come in the room and say he did not want to hurt her and only wanted money.

Police say the robber pushed a blunt object, which she believed to be a gun, against the victim’s back and walked her down to the basement, where he threatened to hurt her if she did not cooperate. 

The suspect left the victim in the basement as he went upstairs to search the house for valuables. After about 15 minutes the suspect returned to check on the victim and then went back upstairs for another 10 or 15 minutes searching. The suspect returned to the basement one last time and demanded that the victim turn over the keys to her car, to which she complied. The suspect left the residence with the victim’s 2008 Honda minivan and after the victim felt it was safe to come out of the basement, she went to a neighbor’s house to call police.

Police said the robber also took from the home a Sharp television, a Mac Book computer, a gold ring and a gold bracelet.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Bloomfield Police Department detective Bureau at 973-680-4084.

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