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Passaic River search for fleeing Wallington burglars

Photo Credit: Cliffview Pilot File Photo

ANOTHER CVP EXCLUSIVE: Authorities were searching for two burglars who fled through the Passaic River after Wallington homeowners interrupted a residential break-in this afternoon.

A witness reported seeing one of the men waist-deep in the river during a search that included Bergen County Sheriff’s K9 officers, boats, and both county and local police from surrounding towns.

“The tides do get low enough that you can walk across certain sections to the Passaic side,” Lt. Shawn Kudlacik told CLIFFVIEW PILOT this afternoon.

The homeowners called police after surprising the intruders and finding their house ranacked around 1 p.m.

Both men were white — one with blond hair and black shorts and the other wearing a grey t-shirt and tan shorts, they said.

“We’re following leads,” Kudlacik said, noting that a pair of gloves were among the items dropped by the fleeing bandits that police recovered.

Anyone with information that could help the investigation is asked to call Wallington police: (973) 473-1715

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