Freeport, Setauket Armed Home Invasions Probed

Authorities are investigating a pair of armed home invasions three days apart, including one in which a suspect was arrested for allegedly stabbing a woman, officials said.

Thomas W. Cummings
Thomas W. Cummings

Thomas Cummings, 47, of Freeport, knocked on his neighbor’s door and when she answered, he pushed his way inside, stabber her with a fork, then grabbed a knife from the kitchen and stabbed her with it at 9:45 p.m. Friday, Nassau County police said. Cummings then fled and the victim was treated for her injuries at a local hospital.

First Squad detectives charged Cummings with first-degree burglary, assault and criminal possession of a weapon. He was ordered held without bail and is due back in court Tuesday.

Three days prior, three men broke down the door of a Gables Boulevard home in Setauket, demanded money from a victim, who believed the trio was armed with a gun, and stole jewelry and other items at 12:50 a.m. Aug. 16, Suffolk County police said.

There were neither any arrests nor description of the suspects in that case. Detectives are continuing the investigation.