Police: 2 men break into home in Merrick, punch man in face

Posted: Updated:

Police say two men broke into a home in Merrick Tuesday night, and they are still on the loose.

They say the men, wearing dark clothes and bandannas covering their faces, broke into the Beach Drive home around 5 p.m. through a back door on the second floor.

Police say once inside, the suspects encountered a 20-year-old man in the den. They say one of the suspects and the man had a confrontation, and that the suspect displayed a gun.

The man was then punched in the face. Officials say the suspects ran out of the house without stealing anything.

They say the victim's mother locked herself in a room with a friend of the victim, as well as his grandmother. No other injuries were reported.

The roadway was blocked off for several hours as detectives combed the area.

Police say the suspects were about 5-foot, 10-inches. Anyone with information is asked to call Nassau Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.

 

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."