A pair of runaway dogs believed to be Pit Bulls attacked three women and a teenage boy in a half hour in Lakeview on Tuesday evening, according to Nassau County police who are now searching for the canines.

Police said one of the dogs was brown and the other was black. Both are believed to have been involved in all four attacks.

The first incident came at 6:30 p.m. when a 16-year-old boy was attacked by the dogs while walking down the street near the corner of Parkside Road and Cedar Road. Ten minutes later, the dogs attacked a 54-year-old woman whle she was walking near the corner of Pinebrook Avenue and Parkside Road.

A 24-year-old woman was then attacked by the dogs while walking near the corner of Pinebrook Avenue and Tyler Road at 6:50 p.m., police said. The last victim, a 29-year-old woman who suffered the most injuries of the four, was attacked by the dogs on Clinton Avenue shortly after 7 p.m., police said.

The victims were taken to an area hospital for treatment of injuries to their left arms. The third victim also suffered injuries to her right arm, as did the fourth victim, who additionally suffered wounds to her face and left shoulder.

Police and Town of Hempstead Animal Control Officers searched for the dogs but were unable to find them. Officers request anyone who may have information regarding these dogs to contact the Fourth Precinct at 516-573-6400.


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