4 West Islip Men Charged With Armed Home Invasion

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From left to right: Frank Fabozzi, Thomas Hillier, Edward Flaherty and Joseph Cardona.

Four men were arrested for allegedly committing an armed home invasion during which two victims were assaulted in the suspects’ hometown of West Islip over the weekend, Suffolk County police said.

Charged with first-degree burglary were Joseph Cardona, Edward Flaherty and Thomas Hillier, all of whom are 18, as well as 20-year-old Frank Fabozzi.

Police said the foursome entered a Bay Shore Avenue home, struck two people inside with a bat and stole items before they fled at 2:50 a.m. Sunday.

A victim called 911 and officers apprehended the suspects shortly later, police said. The two victims were taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Third Squad detectives, who suspect the house was targeted, are continuing the investigation.

All four are scheduled to be arraigned Monday at First District Court in Central Islip.