Suffolk County police are investigating a pair of armed home invasions during which victims were pistol whipped four days and nearly nine miles apart in Lake Grove and Terryville last week, authorities said.
In the first case, two men, one of whom was armed with a handgun, broke into an Oliver Street home in Terryville, hit the victim in the head with the gun and stole a cell phone at 11:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, police said.
Then at 12:45 a.m. Monday, Aug. 17, two suspects armed with handguns forced a victim into a house on Smith Road in Lake Grove and also hit the victim in the head with a gun, police said.
It was unclear if the assailants in the second case stole anything before they fled the scene.
Police have not made any arrests in either case. Descriptions of the suspects were not available. Detectives are continuing the investigations.