Men Posing as Construction Workers Sought in Brazen Mid-Morning Home Robbery on Long Island

Three men posing as construction workers barged into a Long Island house where work was being done, tied up the two homeowners and three workers inside and whipped one of the homeowners with a gun before stealing cash and cellphones, authorities say.

A nearby high school was placed on lockout after the home invasion in Bellmore Friday morning.

Police believe the home was targeted because the owners recently sold a business. A man and woman in their 40s own the home and were inside with three legitimate construction workers at the time of the break-in. The homeowner hit with the gun suffered minor injuries, police said.

The men masquerading construction workers fled in a gray van after the robbery.

Police say they were wearing hard hats, dust masks and construction clothing.

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