A third alleged accomplice was arrested for his role in an armed home invasion in which two teenagers were assaulted in Bellmore last month, Nassau County police said.
Jake Lucas, 21, of Plainview, was charged with first-degree burglary and second-degree assault, the same counts that 28-year-old Lauren Morales and 20-year-old Nicholas Laurenti, both Hicksville, were arrested for last month in the case, police said.
The trio and a fourth suspect who has 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, Nov. 26, police have said.
The foursome then fled the scene. The victims, who were playing video games when they were attacked, refused medical attention at the scene.
Bail for Morales was set at $10,000 and bail for Laurenti was set at $20,000. They are due back in court Feb. 3. Lucas will be arraigned Thursday at First District Court in Hempstead.