: A manhunt for two jewelry store gunmen quickly turned up one suspect, who was hiding under a pool deck behind a Lyndhurst home, police told
Detectives know who the second bandit in the Clifton holdup is and expect to have him in custody shortly, the website has learned.
Children were kept inside both Jefferson schools in Lyndhurst as a dragnet of officers from various departments closed in on one of the gunmen, who police said had raced off on foot and was caught by a Clifton cop under a pool deck on Riverside Avenue.
The second apparently fled in what may have been a waiting car, they said.
“We asked school officials to keep the kids inside. We were concerned for their safety,” Lyndhurst Police Chief James O’Connor told CLIFFVIEW PILOT . “It was not a lockdown. It was what we call a shut-in. We weren’t sure whether these guys were armed or not.”
Turns out they were when they burst into Tony Jeweler’s on Main Avenue at 11:15 a.m. wearing ski masks, pointed weapons at employees and smashed display cases to get at the goods. They also took an undetermined amount of cash.
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