YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: Two home invasion robbers armed with handguns tied up two members of a Lodi family before fleeing with a $27,000 watch and $7,000 in cash from a home around the corner from the borough high school, police said this morning.
A 17-year-old boy who got away flagged down a police car a block from the Putnam Street invasion just before 10:30 last night, Lt. Robert Salerno said.
Officers found his 38-year-old mother and brother, 13, zip-tied in the house, Salerno said. All three were otherwise uninjured, he said.
The robbers took off in a silver Ford, the lieutenant said.
The Bergen County Sheriff’s Bureau of Criminal Identification collected evidence, he said.
Salerno asked that anyone who might have seen or knows something that could help the investigation call Lodi detectives: (973) 473 – 7600 .