Nassau County police are investigating two armed home invasions in which victims were assaulted less than a week apart in Massapequa Park and Uniondale, authorities said.

In the first case, three masked men entered a basement apartment on Lawrence Street in Uniondale, where they pistol-whipped a 21-year-old man at 12:25 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, police said. The trio then fled, although it’s unclear what they stole.

Then at 5:33 a.m. Sunday, June 4, a 22-year-old man woke up to a noise in his May Place home in Massapequa Park, where he found a burglar holding a kitchen knife and demanding money, police said.

A struggle ensued and the victim suffered stab wounds to his hands and chest, police said. The victim’s aunt and uncle heard the commotion and came to help but the 65-year-old woman was punched in the ribs before the suspect fled the scene, police said.

The suspect is the second case was described as a 5’11” tall white man between 20-25 years old who had his face covered. There was no description of the suspects in the first case.

The victims in both cases were taken to local hospitals for treatment of their injuries.

Detectives request anyone with information regarding these two ongoing investigations to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.

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