Police: Violent home invasion was not random

Police say that a violent home invasion that happened early Sunday morning in Elmont was not random. According to detectives, three female victims, ages 17,

According to detectives, three female victims, ages 17, 35 and 45 were asleep inside a Leighton Road residence when they were awakened by four to five black males armed with handguns and a Taser demanding cash.

According to detectives, three female victims, ages 17, 35 and 45 were asleep inside a Leighton Road residence when they were awakened by four to five black males armed with handguns and a Taser demanding cash. (6/15/15)

ELMONT - Police say that a violent home invasion that happened early Sunday morning in Elmont was not random.

According to detectives, three female victims, ages 17, 35 and 45, were asleep inside a Leighton Road residence when they were awakened at around 3 a.m. by four or five black males. The suspects were armed with handguns and a Taser, and they demanded cash.  

Police say the 35- and 45-year-old victims were struck in the head with a handgun, and the 17-year-old was struck with the Taser on her arm. The victims were placed in a bathroom as the subjects ransacked the house.  

The 35-year-old victim was treated at a hospital for her injuries and released. The other victims refused medical attention.

Lislie Duplan, who lives next door, says the house has been nothing but trouble. "Sometimes I can't even work in my driveway because of the smell of drugs coming out of that house," he says.

Other neighbors say trouble began at the house two years ago when the longtime homeowner died, his widow moved out, and squatters took over the property.

Nassau Legislator Carrie Solages tells News 12 he's contacted the state attorney general, Hempstead town officials and Nassau police to get some relief for the neighbors, all to no avail.

The residents in the home provided the police department with a lease. Police say they cannot comment on whether the lease is valid.

Police are asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.  

 

 

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