West Islip, Brentwood Home Invasion Assaults Probed

Suffolk County police are investigating a pair of home invasions during which victims were assaulted one day apart last week, authorities said.

In the first case, three men knocked down the front door of a Jefferson Avenue home in Brentwood and pistol-whipped the victim before the trio stole cash and fled the scene at 1:07 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 21, police said.

Then at 8:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, three men entered a Lyn Place home in West Islip, where they demanded money and a cell phone from the victim, who was stabbed with an unknown object before the trio fled the scene, police said.

Neither any arrests were made nor were descriptions available in either case, police said. Third Squad detectives are continuing the investigations.