A woman has been accused of helping two men commit an armed Lido Beach home invasion that targeted her male friend who was tied up last week, Nassau County police said.
The 21-year-old victim invited Rebekah Silverman, 23, of Brooklyn, to his Buxton Street home, where she eventually left his bedroom, went outside, returned and then about 15 minutes later two men burst into the room demanding money at 1:35 a.m. May 14, police said.
One of the men was armed with a handgun. Both stole two gold necklaces, a Rolex watch, iPhone, laptop computer and the victim’s wallet.
The victim was forced to lay on the floor with his legs and hands tied with sheets from the bed before the suspects fled the scene.
The victim broke free and called police. Fourth Squad detectives later arrested Silverman and 22-year-old Tywain Sinclair of Brooklyn. The second man is still at large.
Silverman and Sinclair were charged with robbery and burglary. Sinclair was also charged with criminal possession of a weapon and possession of a dangerous weapon. They will be arraigned Saturday at First District Court in Hempstead.