Roosevelt Armed Home Invasion Victims Tied Up

Six masked suspects tied up two men at gunpoint during a home invasion in Roosevelt on Wednesday night, Nassau County police said.

A 22-year-old man was in the shed outside his Beechwood Avenue home when a gunman demanded he go inside the house, where five more suspects were holding the victim’s 51-year-old father at gunpoint at 8:30 p.m., police said.

The gunmen ordered the victims to the ground and demanded money before forcing them into the basement, where they were tied up and put in a closet, police said. The victims later freed themselves and returned upstairs to find the home ransacked, authorities said.

The suspects fled with an iPhone and a debit card. The victims were not injured.

The suspects were described as black men about 22 to 26 years old, 5-feet to 5-feet, 11-inches tall, wearing black clothing, black ski masks and black gloves. Three had black handguns and two had silver handguns.

First Squad detectives ask anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.

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