Nassau County police released Thursday a sketch of a suspect wanted for an armed Elmont home invasion earlier this month—a case in which a victim ripped the mask off the suspect.
The suspect in the sketch and a gunman confronted a 26-year-old man as the victim walked out of the front door of his Froehlich Place home, when the victim grabbed the gun and ripped the mask from the suspect’s face shortly before 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, police have said.
When the victim then ran to Elmont High School to call for help, the duo entered the house and ordered a second victim into a back room while the assailants ransacked a bedroom before they fled the scene on foot, authorities have said.
It is unclear what the pair stole. The victims were not injured.
The suspects were described as black men. The suspect in the sketch was described as 5-feet, 7-inches to 5-feet, 8-inches tall with a thin build and freckles or acne on both cheeks. He was wearing gray sweatpants. The gunman was described as 5-feet, 5-inches tall with a stocky build and braided hair, wearing dark clothing with a mask covering his mouth and nose.
Fourth Squad detectives ask anyone with information regarding this incident to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous. A $5,000 reward is being offered for tips that lead to an arrest in the case.