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Armed Robbers Force Way into Hewlett Home

Two suspects tie husband and wife up before fleeing the house.

Two armed robbers forced their way into a Hewlett home Saturday night, Nassau County police said.

According to Fourth Squad detectives, a 73-year-old male victim was returning home around 8 p.m. when he opened his garage door and exited his vehicle. Two unknown male subjects wearing dark colored masks - one armed with a handgun - forced the victim inside his home.

Once inside, one subject forced the male victim to walk from room to room demanding money and property, police reported. Another subject found the 72-year-old wife in the master bedroom and also demanded money and property. 

According to police, after obtaining cash and assorted jewelry, the subjects tied both victims’ hands behind their back, placed them in the master bedroom and fled the Lakeview Drive residence in an unknown direction. 

The couple was able to call 911 after the subjects fled the home. There were no reported injuries or further description of the subjects.

Detectives request anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.

Igwheet March 10, 2013 at 03:06 PM
This is literally in the 4th Precinct's back yard. What an embarrassment.
P.C. March 10, 2013 at 03:27 PM
Agreed, a definite embarrassment but unfortunately we can expect to see more of this. The NCPD has degraded into a group of overpaid, lazy, fat, and uncaring union cheats. Patrols are almost non-existent as people are getting run-over on Broadway as cars move at 50-70 mph, home invasions like this one are on the uptick (and getting more violent), and residents are getting robbed of their iPhones in broad daylight while walking home. How convenient that the members of the 4th precinct now have a 7-Eleven close by to enjoy coffee and sweet roll while you and I get robbed or hit by a speeding car (I suppose the Dunkin Donuts at Hewlett and Lawrence were too inconvenient). Save your PBA donations and instead use the money to buy some additional health insurance and a gun.
SuzyQ March 10, 2013 at 10:02 PM
I dont think your comment is totaly fair to the NCPD! They may be over paid, (honestly, I wouldnt have a clue), but fat, LOL no, uncaring, no, not all, as far as the union bit, again, I dont have a clue! Yes the 4th precinct is right around the corner,, but things happen. I see more police patrol around Hewlett, Lawrence, Cedarhurst & Woodmere then I do anyplace. We have a 7-Eleven in Inwood, (which is currently closed due to Super Storm Sandy), but even prior I have rarely seen NCPD their, If you live in those towns consider yourself lucky to even see police, because if you lived in Inwood, your on your own! Just ask anybody who called 911 or even the preceint after Sandy, we were told, there were no available officers in our area! But, I would not hold back my donation, because when they work, they do put their lives on the line for others. And I dont care how much money they get paid, it can not bring life back! So, yeah I would love to sit here & bash the 4th, but why?
Sal Anthony March 10, 2013 at 10:27 PM
Take the test its an equal employment opportunity than you can make a difference yourself. I wouldn't want to be a cop they deal with the worse people everyday, even in 5 towns there are bad and dangerous people. If you despise them so much don't call them when you need them. Lock your doors and arm yourselves. I happen to like the police they do what we are afraid to do.
HURST TOOL March 10, 2013 at 11:14 PM
you must have some backyard igwheet...i just google earth the backyard of the fourth pct. So over the park, thru the pond and into the rear yards to Lakeview Dr. I have a suggestion, maybe the 4th pct. should put up a guard tower with a large spotlight, infrared cameras to look in the homes and high caliber rifles to prevent such events in the future in the "backyard"...Shame on the lazy desk officer for not being so alert and not keeping a watchful eye of the area within a 1 mile radius. Perhaps he was overburdened processing arrests that occurred in the former fifth pct. due to the genius merger. From time to time fires break out across from the firehouse and crimes happen close to police stations. An embarrassment, NO, a random crime of oppurtunity perhaps or is there a pattern of these crimes in the area that we don't know about? Either way, the response was rapid and involved helicopters, K9's etc...Now, had these two upstanding pillars of the society been pulled over or stopped, questioned and frisked prior based on an officers suspicion...i'm sure most reading this would view that as an injustice to society as well. G-D Bless the NCPD!
Michelle I. Jaeger March 11, 2013 at 12:38 AM
Unfortunately, police cannot be everywhere. Maybe the Auxiliary Police can assist more. In Bayswater (Far Rockaway), a volunteer security patrol was formed by concerned residents when crime was on the uptick. Unfortunately, I think that many people in the 5 Towns think crime cannot happen here. (I am a former member of the patrol and a former Auxiliary Police Officer.)
Sal Anthony March 11, 2013 at 01:54 AM
I agree with hurst tool.
Sal Anthony March 11, 2013 at 11:30 AM
To lgwheet and pc haha your towns turning to poo. Haha welcome to the real world. Keep complaining its the police's fault. Now you have a 7 11 now more traffic and problems to your neighborhood haha enjoy your crime increase haha. Boo hoo i dont like the policeman boo hoo.
tommy five March 11, 2013 at 05:09 PM
i love the new 7-11
BOOGIE WOOGIE March 12, 2013 at 02:46 AM
Yoooooo boogies just got a new apt in cedaherst!!!! Boogies is haven a parties and I'm inviting all my boys and the police!! Ayyyyeeeeeeeee it's boogie Woogies time time time
BOOGIE WOOGIE March 12, 2013 at 02:46 AM
Hurst tool sees boogie all the time
Philip Rapoport March 12, 2013 at 03:11 PM
NCPD is one of the best police forces. If you not happy with them try to become a cop and save the town. G_D bless the 4th pct for putting up with aholes like you IGWEET
Sal Anthony March 12, 2013 at 04:51 PM
I agree phil
Chris Albanese March 12, 2013 at 06:03 PM
Never had a problem with the police, specifically the 4th and 5th precincts and the 101st even though I've had way too many "meetings" with them-never my fault mind you, just circumstances and profiling being what it is, let's just say I got pulled over A LOT in my early 20's. The best thing I can say is even the cops that were less than cordial at first reverted to human after a few moments of conversation when they realized 1) I was not a threat to them or anyone else and 2) there was no crime just some misunderstanding. In fact, I became good friends with quite a few of them. Understand, they need to keep that guard up at all times when on the job and sometimes they appear as pompous neanderthals and yes some of them actually are that way. Most of them are just hard working men and women that want to do the job and get home safely to their families. Remember-If you get pulled over and didn't do anything wrong, it's just a conversation. Let them do their job and they will gladly move on without incident. Don't make any sudden movements, be very deliberate, let them know EXACTLY what you are going to do before you do it. Above all, don't tell them you pay their salary and they need to stop wasting your money and go catch a real criminal. They don't like that too much and I'm pretty sure they can hold you for 24 hours without charging you with anything real.
John smith March 12, 2013 at 11:15 PM
I live in Gibson and I am disturbed by the fact that police cars sit idle in the firehouse parking lot while crimes are being committed a block away at the train station. Would it not make more sense for the car to sit in the Gibson train station parking lot. I pulled up to his car one day and found him looking down at what appeared to be a laptop. That is seriously a disgrace and goes against all theories of effective policing.
John smith March 12, 2013 at 11:21 PM
The same car is there on a regular basis and sits there for 45 minutes to an hour. Kids are selling drugs at the Gibson train station on a daily basis on a schedule. Same time every day. They even smoke the drugs there after they purchase it. Why wouldn't that car park in the train lot. Easy fix for a problem that is ongoing. Ironically, there is even a police sub station at the train station that is never used. Can any of the police reading this explain to me how this makes sense and why that officer is permitted to sit idle while crimes are being committed?
Sal Anthony March 14, 2013 at 02:53 AM
John smith u should become a cop and make a difference in the community

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