Two elderly women assaulted during separate home burglaries


Suffolk County Police Seventh Squad detectives are investigating after two elderly women were assaulted during home burglaries in Mastic Beach since last week.

An unknown man entered a Mastic Beach home through an unlocked window on October 10 and assaulted a 78-year-old woman at approximately 4 a.m. On October 17, a man with a similar description broke a window and entered another Mastic Beach home, assaulting a 75-year-old woman at approximately 12:40 a.m.

Both women were alone at the time of the assaults. They were transported to area hospitals for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Anyone with information on these incidents is asked to call the Seventh Squad at 631-852-8752 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls can remain confidential.