Westbury Armed Home Invasion Probed

Nassau County police are investigating an armed home invasion in Westbury in which a victim was tied up and cut with a knife over the Christmas holiday weekend, authorities said.

An 11-year-old girl answered a knock at the door of her family’s Dover Street when a masked man with a handgun forced his way inside, followed by three more masked men at 7:20 p.m. Friday, police said.

One of the assailants grabbed a knife from the kitchen and held it to the neck of a 10-year-old girl before the group of home invaders forced the girls into a rear bedroom where a 35-year-old man and 45-year-old woman were eating dinner, police said.

“Where is the money,” one of the assailants said in Spanish while binding the male victim’s hands with a belt, police said.

After the assailants ransacked the home, one of them pushed a kitchen knife against the male victim, causing a small laceration and told him not to call 911, police said. The victims then called 911. The male victim refused medical attention.

About $1,700 cash was stolen from an unoccupied basement apartment, police said.

The suspects were described as 5’6” tall Hispanic men weighing 160-170 pounds and wearing all black clothing.

Third Squad detectives request anyone with information regarding this incident to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.