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Cliffside Park girls attacked by intruder, police seek public’s help

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EXCLUSIVE: Authorities are hoping the public can help catch a dangerous intruder who broke into a Cliffside Park home yesterday morning and sexually assaulting two girls — both under 12 — before being chased off by their mother. An intense manhunt is under way.

If you have any information that could help catch him, call the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Tip Line at 201-226-5634 , email : or text to 551-265-3288 .

He is described as:

White/ light skinned;

  • Thin;

    18-25 years old;

  • 5’7” to 5’10”;

    Brown or dark hair;

    Wearing blue jeans, dark-colored hooded sweatshirt

(COURTESY: Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office)

The Washington Avenue homeowner called police at 6 a.m. Wednesday after interrupting the attacks and chasing the intruder out the front door, Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli and Cliffside Park Police Chief Donald Keane said today.

“At that time, a passerby in a motor vehicle heard the homeowner screaming to stop” the assailant and ran after him, both men said in a release. Others on the block, seeing what was happening, joined in.

The attacker headed west, turned south on Grove Street and then bolted into a backyard at the corner of Lincoln Avenue before vanishing (see map).


Both victims were medically evaluated, treated and released.

Cliffside Park Police are also investigating attempted break-ins in the same neighborhood — the 300 blocks of Washington and Lincoln avenues — moments before the reported incident.

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