Masked robbers wanted in Halloween home invasion

Police say a Farmingdale family was victimized by a Halloween home invasion carried out by armed suspects who wore masks. According to Nassau police, a 48-year-old man, his 34-year-old wife and their

News 12 Staff

Nov 1, 2014, 5:49 PM

Updated 3,494 days ago

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Masked robbers wanted in Halloween home invasion
Police say a Farmingdale family was victimized by a Halloween home invasion carried out by armed suspects who wore masks.
According to Nassau police, a 48-year-old man, his 34-year-old wife and their 2-year-old son were home when the doorbell rang at 8:45 p.m. at their Beach Street home. Expecting trick-or-treaters, the woman opened the door to find three suspects with masks covering their faces.
The suspects, two of whom were armed with handguns, forced the door open and entered the home. They demanded the family sit down, but the man refused to comply, police say. He was pistol-whipped in the head numerous times.
The victims were bound at the hands and feet with duct tape. Two additional suspects then joined the group and began to ransack the home.
The female victim was able to free herself and grab her son. She ran next door to call 911.
The five suspects then fled the home. It's unclear if the suspects made off with any proceeds.
The male victim was hospitalized to be treated for lacerations to his head.
The suspects are described as four masked men and one female. One male suspect wore a werewolf mask, while another wore a white mask. The female suspect wore goggles and afro-style hair.
Neighbors say it's usually a quiet area. Some blamed easy access to Bethpage Parkway and poorly lit streets for crime in the area.
Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.


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