Middle Township Police are investigating a home invasion in Rio Grande where masked gunmen forced their way into a home on Vermont Avenue and stole money.

The crime took place before dawn on Friday, Dec. 10, when Middle Township Police were called to a home on the 200 block of Vermont Avenue in Rio Grande. When police arrived at about 5:30 am, four victims of the armed robbery said two people wearing ski masks had forced their way into the home and stolen money.

One of the residents was able to flee from the home and called 911. By the time police arrived, however, the robbers had left the area.

One of the residents of the home received a laceration to his head when the door was forced open.

The people in the home said they were not able to give a description of the robbers because they were wearing ski masks. Police don't believe this was a random act and think the people in this home may have been targeted.

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The Middle Township Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit is looking for any information you may have about this crime. You can call the police at 609-465-8700 or report it anonymously through the Cape May County Sheriff’s Tip Line at cmcsheriff.net, or through Cape May County Crime Stoppers at 609-889-3597.

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