Miller Place, Shirley Armed Home Invasions Probed

Suffolk County police are investigating two armed home invasions four days apart in Shirley and Miller Place last week, one of which resulted in an arrest, authorities said.

In the most recent case, two men entered a Canal Road home in Miller Place, where they allegedly robbed a resident at gunpoint before they fled with cash and a rifle at 12:35 a.m. Thursday, April 30, police said.

One of the two suspects, 24-year-old David Cruz of Medford, was charged with first-degree burglary, but police said there was no description of the second suspect. Suffolk County Judge Steven Lotto set bail for Cruz at $100,000 cash or $200,000 bond. He is due back in court Tuesday.

That case came less than a week after a man armed with a gun entered a Laurel Lane home in Shirley, where he stole cash and two cell phones at 10:15 p.m. Monday, April 27, police said. There was no description of the suspect, who remains at large.

Detectives are continuing the investigation into both cases.

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