Nassau County police are investigating an armed home invasion in Roosevelt that left two victims wounded on Sunday night.

Three masked men armed with a handgun and shotgun broke into a Rose Avenue home through an unlocked front door and confronted three residents inside at 9 p.m., police said.

One gunman pushed a man in the house into a wall, forced him onto the floor—chipping his tooth—and stole cash from his pocket.

A woman ran from the house and tried to get into a passing taxi cab, which did not stop for her.  A second gunman then struck the woman on the back of the head with the shotgun, causing a contusion.

Another man in the house was not injured.  The victims refused medical attention.

The trio fled in a silver or champagne-colored Humvee southbound on Rose Avenue.

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The case comes three days after a man was tied up in a Hempstead home invasion and as the 12th Suffolk armed home invasion in a six-week span was reported last week.

First Squad detectives ask anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.  All callers will remain anonymous.


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Timothy Bolger is the Managing Editor for the Long Island Press who’s been working to uncover unreported stories since shortly after it launched in 2003. When he’s not editing, getting hassled by The Man or fielding cold calls to the newsroom, he covers crime, general interest and political news in addition to reporting longer, sometimes investigative features. He won’t be happy until everyone is as pissed off as he is about how screwed up Lawn Guyland is.