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UPDATE: Masked Armed Men Attempted to Enter Maplewood Business; Last Seen in Irvington Township


Police in Maplewood are on the search for suspects wanted for attempting to gain entry into a business in the Township on Saturday night.

According to a statement released by Maplewood Police officials, officers responded to 756 Irvington Avenue (H.I.F) clothing store on a report of three males outside the location with rifles.

Police say the caller was inside the store at the time.

Upon officer's arrival, police say the actors fled the area in a white Maserati SUV. Shortly before, the individuals pulled up in front of the business with three suspects wearing ski masks and dressed in all black clothing.

According to Maplewood Police, the suspects exited the vehicle with two of the actors possessing what appeared to be rifles and one had a handgun.

Police say one of the suspects attempted to open the door of the business, but the door was locked.

According to police, there were four people inside the business at the time. All of them ran into the rear of the store police said.

Once the actors determined the door locked, they returned to their vehicle and fled the area on Clinton Avenue into Irvington Township. Police say the suspect vehicle was accompanied by a small dark car.

The actors never gained entry to the business, which seemed to be the target of the incident.

Police checked surveillance video in the area and were able to obtain a license plate from the suspects' car. According to Maplewood Police, the vehicle was reported stolen out of NY on Friday. It was later found torched in a neighboring town.

The suspects remain at large and the incident remains under investigation.