FORT LEE, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Two people are under arrest and a third is still at large after a wild chase through Bergen County on Monday night.
Police said three men in a sport-utility vehicle drove to Cliffside Park to abduct a 36-year-old man because he owed them cash, CBS 2’s Weijia Jiang reported.
“At least one of the suspects claimed they had purchased something from the victim. The other two suspects allegedly accompanied him to come and get the money back and it turned physical and got violent,” Cliffside Park Police Chief Donald Keane told CBS 2’s Hazel Sanchez.
The suspects struck the victim with a weapon and then let him go and he called 911, Jiang reported.
Officers pursued the SUV with Florida license plates and arrested two people — identified as 33-year-old Luis Brea and 32-year-old Anthony Espinal Inoa, Sanchez reported. A third man ran after the vehicle crashed around 8:30 p.m., prompting a manhunt in the community along Jones Road, where Fort Lee and Leonia share a border, Jiang reported.