Landlord stages home invasion to evict tenants

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A family in New Jersey was unlawfully assaulted by five men who forced their way into the family’s home, according to Jackson police.

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The family’s cell phones were confiscated by the men to keep them from calling for help, and two of the residents were physically restrained. However, this home invasion was actually an eviction that went wildly off the rails.

The five men worked for a private security company hired by the family’s landlord. The men changed the locks while the family was being restrained.

All five were eventually arrested. They’ve been charged with an array of crimes including robbery, burglary, criminal restraint, theft, criminal trespassing and assault.

As for the family, they were still living in the home as of Thursday.

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