Flanders Armed Home Invasion Trio Sought

Southampton Town Police are investigating an armed home invasion in which three men robbed a Flanders resident after unsuccessfully trying to kick in the door of a second home nearby.

The trio was armed with a box cutter, a silver handgun and a shotgun when they stole cash from a Flanders Road homeowner before they fled the scene at 1:10 a.m., police said.

Two minutes after the Flanders Road victim had called 911, police received a call that a trio matching that description had tried to kick in the door of an Albany Avenue home before they fled the scene empty handed, police said. Investigators believe that the Albany Avenue incident may have occurred first.

Police searched the area but could not find the suspects, who all wore hooded sweatshirts and concealed their faces. The victim was not injured.

Southampton Town Police detectives are continuing the investigation. They ask anyone with information on this incident to call them at 631- 728-5000 or the Crime Tips Hotline at 631-728-3454. Additionally, tips can now be left in e-mail form at crimetips@southamptontownny.gov . All tips will be kept confidential.

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