Lyndhurst PD: Man assaulted by 5 assailants on Stuyvesant Avenue in early-morning hours

When a Stuyvesant Avenue couple left their home at around 6 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 9, they got way more than they bargained for after one of them was assaulted by a group of five thugs, Det. Lt. Vincent Auteri told The Observer.

According to Auteri:

As the pair left their apartment, they were reportedly approached by a group of five men who were all wearing facial coverings. The group then assaulted the man — fortunately, they left his wife alone — and demanded entry to the couple’s apartment.

As luck would have it, an off-duty NJ State Trooper was in the area and he pulled over to the scene to assist, not knowing what was going on. As he did that, and identified himself, the mob fled.

The husband was transported to Hackensack University Medical Center, where he was treated for his injuries and then released.

An investigation continues.

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