Bergen County authorities today announced that a 38-year-old man sought in connection with a home invasion last year, was apprehended in Oklahoma and has been extradited back to New Jersey.
According to authorities, on March 27th, the North Bergen Police Department arrested Ariam Ante, 38, of North Bergen, for his role in a home invasion last year.
Officials say on October 3, 2018, Ariam Ante was involved in a home invasion in the area of 41st Street and Liberty Avenue in North Bergen.
Police say Ariam 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 Ariam Ante was armed with a handgun. North Bergen Police conducted the investigation which led to the arrest of Benavides and Johnson.
Authorities say Ariam 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 Ariam Ante.
Police arrested Ariam Ante in the state of Oklahoma and turned him over to the United States Marshals to be extradited to New Jersey.
The North Bergen Police on Wednesday took custody of Ariam Ante and formally processed him 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. Ariam 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.