Suffolk County police are investigating a pair of armed home invasions in which the victims were assaulted in North Patchogue and Port Jefferson this week, authorities said.
In the first case, two men, one of whom was armed with a handgun, kicked in the door of a Pint Court home in North Patchogue while a woman and her adult son were home on Sunday night, police said. A scuffled ensued between the assailants and the victims, one of whom suffered minor injuries, before the duo fled the scene with stolen property, police said.
In the second case, three men entered a home on Sheep Pasture Road in Port Jefferson, where they assaulted the homeowner and stole money and a pickup truck at 11:50 p.m. Monday, police said. The victim was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
Police said the Port Jefferson victim was targeted and they believe the North Patchogue case was not random.
Detectives are continuing both investigations.