Pair Invades And Robbs Hamilton Home While Resident Was Sleeping Brandishing A Large Knife During During Struggle With Resident Leaving Resident Injured

September 18, 2021

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–On September 14, 2021, at approximately 3:15 a.m., Hamilton Police were detailed to the first block of Lincoln Court on a Home Invasion/ Robbery.  Responding officers were advised by the resident that two black male suspects entered her residence through a kitchen window, while she was sleeping. Once inside the residence, the victim awoke and a physical altercation ensued, with one of the suspects brandishing a large knife. The suspects fled the scene on bicycles with several items of value.  The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries due to her struggle with the suspects. 

Hamilton Police Detective Benjamin Zuzzio developed two suspects involved in this incident through video surveillance. The first suspect was identified as 19 year old Hamilton resident, John Goddridge.  The second suspect was  identified as 24 year old Hamilton resident, Divine Thompson.  Criminal complaints were generated for their arrest.

On September 17,2021, the Hamilton Police Anti-Crime Unit located and arrested both suspects regarding this incident.

Hamilton Police Detectives are asking the public if anyone has additional information  concerning this incident to contact Detective Benjamin Zuzzio of the Criminal Investigations Section at (609) 581-4030, via email at or the Hamilton Police Crime Tip Hotline at (609) 581-4008.

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