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Pompton Lakes Man Arrested in Connection with West Milford Home Invasion

West Milford

Passaic County officials announce that based upon an investigation by the West Milford Police Department, Andrew Canning, 31, of Pompton Lakes, was arrested in relation to a home invasion investigation that took place August 15, in the area of Beacon Hill Road and Manchester Lane in West Milford. 

According to county officials, Andrew Canning is charged with:

  • Armed Robbery
  • Kidnapping
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Burglary
  • Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose
  • Unlawful Possession of a Weapon
  • Theft
  • Possession of Burglar’s Tools
  • False Imprisonment and Possession of Handcuffs

According to county officials, on August 15, at approximately 1:58 p.m., members of the West Milford Police Department responded to a residence in the area of Beacon Hill Road and Manchester Lane on a report of a male holding two females at gunpoint. 

County officials said that upon arrival, Police observed a male, later identified as Andrew Canning attempting to leave the residence. Mr. Canning was apprehended by the West Milford Police pending investigation. 

Officials said that police then located a twenty-year-old female and a forty-five-year-old female, both residents of West Milford who advised that they had been held at gunpoint by Mr. Canning. 

According to officials, Mr. Canning was subsequently arrested and charged in relation to the home invasion investigation. In addition, Mr. Canning was found to be in possession of a stolen item from a nearby residence and charged.

The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with additional information about this incident to contact them on their tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or or contact the West Milford Police Department at 973-728-2800.