Detectives are investigating three home invasions in the past week in Elmont, Lindenhurst and Central Islip, including two cases in which victims were assaulted, Nassau and Suffolk county police said.
In the first case, a man opened the front door of his Rossmore Avenue home in Central Islip when two men hit him, ripped the necklace from his neck and fled the scene at 11:25 p.m. Wednesday, police said. The necklace was later recovered in the street outside the home.
Then at 6 a.m. Saturday, three men armed with handguns entered an Indiana Avenue home in Lindenhurst, where they stole jewelry and long guns before they fled the scene, police said. There were no reported injuries in that case.
Lastly, at 12:45 a.m. Tuesday, four masked men armed with black handguns kicked in the side door of a home on 237th Street in Elmont, entered the basement apartment and pistol whipped a 28-year-old man on the back of the head after demanding money, police said. The victim refused treatment.
The trio stole cash, jewelry and car keys before they fled the scene. One of the men was wearing a wearing a white Scream Halloween mask and black hooded sweatshirt and the other three were wearing skis masks and black or gray hooded sweatshirts.
No arrests have been made in these cases and descriptions were not available for the two in Suffolk. Detectives are continuing the investigations.