Police: Suspect Sought in Collingswood Following Sunday Home Invasion, House Fire
Local authorities say they are looking for a suspect who broke into a Collingswood (Camden County) home on Sunday afternoon. The suspect reportedly assaulted one of the residents of the home and tied up another before setting the home on fire, according to the Office of the Camden County Prosecutor.
The incident took place inside a home located on the 200 block of Crestmont Terrace around 2:30 pm on Sunday (February 23), officials told the media Sunday evening.
The suspect demanded money from the victims, who were both injured in the incident, according to police officials.
They were taken to Cooper University Hospital, according to Fox 29. The TV station reports that one of the victims is in critical condition, while the other is being treated for smoke inhalation at the hospital.
The suspect is described as a thin, dark-skinned man with a short beard and dark hair. He was reportedly wearing a yellow winter hat and a yellow and black zip-up sweatshirt, police say.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Mike Batista at 856-676-8175 or Collingswood Police Sgt. William Lyons at 609-868-0266.
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