Nassau and Suffolk County police are investigating four home invasions in the past week, including a case in which a suspect allegedly broke into the same home twice in two days.
Faisal Zeeshan was charged with first-degree burglary for breaking into an apartment in Pulaski Road in Kings Park while armed with a knife and demanding property from the victims inside at 3:40 a.m. Nov. 14 and 5:11 a.m. Nov. 15, police said.
The 27-year-old Central Islip man struck a victim in the face with the end of the knife in one instance, police added. Zeeshan was arrested Sunday and will be arraigned Monday at First District Court in Central Islip. There was no description of a second suspect believed to be involved in the second case.
Then, at 4:45 p.m. Friday, four people broke into a home on Meadow Road in Smithtown, attacked a victim and stole a cell phone and purse, police said. There were neither any arrests nor descriptions of the suspects in that case.
Most recently, two men armed with handguns knocked and the door of a North Bellmore home and forced their way inside when the victims answered at 12:25 a.m. Monday, police said.
The duo demanded property from the 29-year-old man, a 22-year-old woman and their 2-year-old child while ransacking the apartment, police said. The assailants then fled the scene empty handed. There were no reported injuries.
Both suspects in that case were described as black men wearing black pants. The first suspect was described as 5’10” tall and heavyset wearing a red baseball hat and burgundy hooded shirt. The second suspect was described as having a thin build and wearing a ski mask white Jordan sneakers.
Nassau’s First Squad detectives ask anyone with information about this crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.