HEMPSTEAD - The four men accused in Monday's Bellmore home invasion were arraigned today on a slew of charges, including first-degree robbery, burglary and resisting arrest, and ordered held without bail.
All four men are from Brooklyn and accused of robbing a Bellmore Avenue home, which sparked a police pursuit through several neighborhoods.
Today, Eduardo Cruz, Gustavo Arroyo, Dario Guerrero and Carlos Enrique Segura all denied their involvement in the invasion through court-appointed attorneys. However, prosecutors say the men have admitted their involvement and that they have written statements to prove it.
Police say the four men, armed with guns and knives, broke into the home of Ghulam Sumra, tied him, his wife and two other family members up and then demanded money.
According to investigators, someone called 911 and the men sped away after allegedly stealing $7,000 in cash, jewelry and a computer. The chase went on for about four hours as police searched communities with guns in hand. In addition, nearly two dozen schools went into lockdown during the manhunt.
Police say two of the men were quickly arrested. The other two continued to try to get away.
The chase came to a stop on Sunrise Highway in Wantagh, where another suspect was arrested. That suspect, who was shot in the leg, was pulled out of a bullet-riddled car. Hours later, the last suspect was found in the back of a taxi cab on the Southern State Parkway.
No one was seriously hurt during the incident.
They are due back in court tomorrow.
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