‘Non-Stop’ Work Leads To Arrests In Englewood Home Invasion Case

ENGLEWOOD, NJ – Three people were arrested and charged in connection with a 2016 armed robbery and home invasion after months of work by Englewood police detectives.

Englewood police responded to a townhome complex on May 4, 2016 on a report of a home intrusion. Detectives worked on the case for 20 months. The “non-stop” work included hundreds of hours of surveillance, the execution of dozens of search warrants and Grand Jury subpoenas, said Detective Capt. Timothy Torell.

One of the major breaks in the case came when detectives linked several people who did work at the victim’s home to the home invasion to some of the defendants in the case.

Police arrested Jordan McConneaughey, 19, of Englewood, Jan. 11, Torell said. He was charged with first-degree armed robbery, second-degree armed burglary, aggravated assault with a handgun and two possession of a handgun charges, the captain said.

Taylor Hankins, 20, of Teaneck, surrendered herself to Englewood police Saturday, Torell said. She was allegedly the getaway driver on the night of the home invasion. She was charged with hindering an investigation.

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Englewood detectives arrested an 18-year-old Englewood teenager at Riker’s Island on the same charges that were filed against McConneaughey, Torell said.

The unnamed man was 17 when he allegedly participated in the home invasion and his identity was not released, Torell said. Police requested the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office to waive his charges up so that he can be tried as an adult. That request is pending.

The man was detained at Riker’s Island for his involvement in a shooting in New York City in 2017, Torell said. In that case, Torell said, Englewood detectives helped New York City Police detectives make the arrest, along with other co-defendants who are also Englewood residents.

“This investigation is still very active and additional arrets are likely,” Torell said.

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Photos: Jordan McConneaughey, 19, of Englewood, left, and Taylor Hankins, 20, of Teaneck/Photos courtesy of Englewood Police Department, background image via Shutterstock

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