Neighbors puzzled after FBI raid on Egg Harbor City home

- In Egg Harbor City, New Jersey, neighbors are left puzzled are FBI agents unexpectedly raid a home on their block.

With a cat in the window and a walker out front, the small, light-colored brick home does not stand out, but neighbors say the activity there does.

“People going in and out all day and night. Ambulances there a lot. I don’t think they’re well,” said Terri Cantz.

57-years living on the block and Cantz doesn’t miss a thing. Certainly not the FBI raiding the Philadelphia Avenue home early Friday morning.

“They were all standing outside and the door was wide open as I drove by. But, I didn’t stop,” Cantz added.

Agents from the Atlantic City area Northfield FBI office descended on the house at 7:30 a.m. leaving about three hours later.

An FBI agent tells Fox 29 they were there in an “official capacity.”

“The Egg Harbor Police didn’t have an active role. We did provide security while they were executing a warrant,” stated Sgt. Marcella Aylwin, with Egg Harbor Police.

“How are you, man? What are the feds doing in there? Why were the feds in here?” asked Fox 29’s Jeff Cole.
“I don’t know,” said a man in his late 20’s who pulled back a curtain. “You are wasting your time,” he added.

It’s the second FBI raid in the region in as many weeks. Agents paraded in and out of the home of Atlantic City Mayor Frank Gilliam in early December.

The two events do not appear to be related.

A resident of Egg Harbor City thinks he knows why the feds were here.

“This is definitely a drug area and it’s known for that, as well,” said Christian Hannum.
“You would think they were looking for drug activity?” asked Cole.
“That’s my guess in this area, yes,” Hannum replied.
 

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