Burglars Hit Occupied Home


Six people were in a New Cassel home this morning when burglars entered with guns. 

A composite sketch of one of the subjects.

According to police, two Hispanic males knocked on the front door of a 3rd Avenue residence at 10:37 a.m., displaying handguns and forcing their way inside. In the house at the time were two adult females, one adult male, and three juveniles under the age of 13. The victims were forced to a second story bedroom where the subjects demanded cash. A short time later the male homeowner returned to the residence and was confronted by the subjects as he reached the second floor. During the confrontation one subject discharged a single gunshot which lodged into the wall. The subjects fled with an undisclosed amount of cash and jewelry. The male homeowner retrieved a semi-automatic rifle and discharged a single gunshot after exiting the home. There were no injuries reported.

The first subject is described as 6’0” tall. The second subject is described as 5’0” tall, wearing a dark ski mask. The investigation is ongoing.

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

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  1. Broad daylight too. The crime in New Cassel has gotten completely unacceptable. Seems to be completely forgotten by the Town of North Hempstead, alot of the problems live in illegal apartments, people have been begging for help and keep getting ignored or given promises that were never followed through. You know damn well that a house in Manhasset with 20 people living in it wouldn’t last more than a week, but in New Cassel nothing ever is done..disgraceful! The victims of this crime will probably wind up having to move out…just what are home owner taxes supposed to go to when the Government doesn’t provide the services they are supposed to pay for?

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