2 Nabbed, 2 Sought for Bellmore Home Invasion Assault

From left: Lauren Morales and Nicholas Laurenti

Two suspects were arrested and two more are being sought for an armed home invasion in which two teenagers were assaulted in Bellmore over the weekend, Nassau County police said.

Lauren Morales, 28, and 20-year-old Nicholas Laurenti, both Hicksville, were arrested Monday and charged with first-degree burglary and assault.

Police said Morales, Laurenti and two suspects who have yet to be apprehended entered the garage of a home on Lakeview Road, where they punched, kicked and hit two victims aged 17 and 19 with an aluminum bat in the face, head and body at 6:15 p.m. Saturday.

The foursome then fled the scene. The victims, who were playing video games when they were attacked, refused medical attention at the scene.

Morales and Laurenti will be arraigned Tuesday at First District Court in Hempstead.

Seventh Squad detectives ask anyone with information regarding this case to call them at 516-573-6752 or Crime Stoppers at 1800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.