Cops: Burglar wakes resident, flees empty-handed

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An intruder attempting to burglarize a house in Roosevelt fled the scene empty-handed early Tuesday when, police said, a woman in the home awoke and screamed -- and her son chased the burglar from the home.

The burglary occurred just after 3 a.m. on Conlon Road, Nassau County police said.

Police said the 50-year-old woman, whose identity was withheld because she is a victim, was taken to a hospital for treatment of a minor injury. Her son, 23, was not injured.

The woman was asleep in her bedroom when police said the intruder entered the home through a rear door. Police said the intruder then entered the bedroom, realized the woman had awakened -- and attempted to muffle her mouth with his hand. However, police said the woman screamed, waking her son who raced to the bedroom as the man fled.

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No proceeds were taken during the burglary.

Police are asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.

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