Armed Robbers Tie Up Long Island Family, Ransack Home: Police - NBC New York

Armed Robbers Tie Up Long Island Family, Ransack Home: Police



    Family Targeted in Armed Robbery on Long Island: Police

    Police say a Bay Shore, Long Island family was targeted when their home was broken into. They were tied up inside inside there home, which was ransacked, police say. Lori Bordonaro reports. (Published Friday, Dec. 18, 2015)

    Police are looking for the two armed robbers they say barged into a Long Island home, tied up a family inside and ransacked the house for hours before leaving with only money from a purse.

    Authorities say a 35-year-old woman was entering her home on Woodbine Avenue in Bay Shore with a 20-year-old friend at about 9:30 p.m. Thursday when the robbers set on the pair of women. 

    The suspects forced their way in and used zip ties to restrain the two women, the 35-year-old's boyfriend and her 12-year-old son, who had already been inside the house, police say. 

    The suspects then spent three hours tearing through the home, but left after midnight with just cash from the 35-year-old woman's purse.

    Afterward, the 35-year-old woman and her boyfriend were taken to Southside Hospital with facial injuries. The woman's 12-year-old son and her friend were not hurt.

    The robbers left the home in a 2013 Honda, which was later found abandoned on Third Avenue. 

    Anyone with information about the robbery should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

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