A gunman posing as a florist used a stun gun on a man that he then beat and tied up during a Great Neck Plaza home invasion on Tuesday afternoon, Nassau County police said.
The 34-year-old victim answered a doorbell at his Clent Road apartment when the assailant “tasered him with a stun gun” and then struck him in the head using a glass vase, causing him to fall to the ground at 1:52 p.m., police said.
The attacker and the victim struggled before the suspect pulled out a black handgun and bound the victim’s his hands and feet, police said. The gunman demanded money and broke open a locked safe in a hallway closet before he fled with cash, diamond jewelry, a passport and assorted paperwork, police said.
The victim was taken to a local hospital where he was treated for facial fractures and head trauma.
The subject is described as a white man, 5-feet, 9-inches tall and 20-30 years of age.
Third Squad detectives request that anyone with information regarding this crime to contact the Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.