Police: 2 seniors assaulted during home burglaries in Mastic Beach

According to police, both women were alone at the time of the assaults. They were transported to area hospitals for injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

Krista McNally

Oct 19, 2023, 10:16 AM

Updated 248 days ago

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Two homes were burglarized in Mastic Beach within one week of each other, according to police.
Investigators say a man entered one home through an unlocked window on Oct. 10 and assaulted a 78-year-old woman at about 4 a.m.
Then in a separate incident, police say, on Tuesday a man broke a window and entered another home just a few blocks away and assaulted a 75-year-old woman just before 1 a.m.
Police believe both assaults were committed by the same man, and they were able to get one of the victims to sit down with them to provide a description of the suspect for an artist rendering.
John Rowan, the chief of detectives for the Suffolk County Police Department provided a description of the suspect.
“Both victims describe the suspect as a dark-skinned male, 30 years of age, 5 feet, 2 inches tall to 5 feet, six inches tall, with an athletic build wearing a hooded sweatshirt.”
According to police, both women were alone at the time of the assaults. They were transported to area hospitals for injuries that were not considered life-threatening.
Police are asking anyone with information that may lead to an arrest to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.


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