North Bergen Police Department teams up with FBI to solve October home invasion


The North Bergen Police Department teamed up with the FBI to solve an armed home invasion, where one man was carrying a handgun, from October.

The North Bergen Police Department. Photo via Facebook.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

On Wednesday, the North Bergen Police Department arrested Ariam Ante, 38, of of North Bergen on charges of robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a firearm, according to Police Sgt. Bronson Jusino.

On October 3, 2018, Ante was involved in a home invasion in the area of 41st Street and Liberty Avenue in North Bergen, officials said.

Ante along with Mark Benavides, 29 of North Bergen ,and Aliquan Johnson, 20, of Jersey City committed an armed robbery to an occupied residence. While committing the robbery, Ante was armed with a handgun, authorities said.

North Bergen police conducted the investigation which led to the arrest of Benavides and Johnson. Meanwhile, Ante was aware he was wanted and went into hiding.

North Bergen Police Detectives worked jointly with the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force to locate Ante. Eventually, he was arrested in the state of Oklahoma and turned over the to United States Marshals for extradition to New Jersey, police said.

On Wednesday, Ante was remanded to the Hudson County Jail and is being held without bail.

Anyone that has further information on the investigation can contact the North Bergen Police at 201-392-2100.

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