4 Suffolk Home Invasions in 5 Days Probed

Suffolk County police are investigating four home invasions in a five-day span, including one case in which a victim was tied up and another that ended in a victim being hospitalized.

In the first case, two men forced their way into a home on North Gardiner Drive in North Bay Shore, where they flashed a weapon at 7:33 p.m. March 10, police said. The duo stole electronics and cash before they fled the scene on foot, police said.

Two days later, two white men wearing ski masks broke into a house on Dawn Drive in Shirley, where they hit a victim in the face with a glass bottle before stealing cash at 7:10 a.m. March 12, police said. The victim was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital in East Patchogue for treatment of a broken nose.

Then, on March 14, two home invasions were reported on the same day. Shortly before 1 a.m. that Saturday, three black men entered the side door of an Irving Avenue home in Deer Park and walked into the basement, where one of them flashed a gun, police said. One of the victims fought the suspects, who stole items before they fled.

Lastly, at 10:30 p.m. Saturday, two Hispanic men entered a home on Skyhaven Drive in East Patchogue, flashed what appeared to be a weapon, punched the victim and tied him up before ransacking the home, police said. The assailants fled the scene with electronics in that case.

No arrests were made in any of the cases. No injuries were reported aside from the Shirley case. Detectives are continuing the investigations.

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