Cops: 2 arrested, 2 sought in Glen Cove home invasion
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Two Glen Cove teenagers have been arrested and two other suspects are being sought Tuesday in an armed home invasion that led to an overnight standoff and a late start for an elementary school, Glen Cove City police said.
Two of the home invaders had handguns when they got into a Coles Street home about 10 p.m., possibly through a side door, and confronted one of the residents, who was watching television, said Det. Lt. John Nagle, a police spokesman.
They demanded money from the victim, 25, and pistol whipped him, police said. They rifled through his pockets and searched some rooms, leaving with a little cash, police said.
Nagle said the victim told investigators that he knew one of the suspects: "It wasn't a random act. The victim was specifically targeted."
Shortly after 12:30 a.m., Glen Cove police and Nassau SWAT officers surrounded a Carpenter Street home where they believed a suspect lives but disbanded about 7 a.m., when they concluded the suspect was not inside, Anderson said.
Meanwhile, other Glen Cove officers tracked down Nicholas Bollar, 18, at his home and Gregory Czaplichi, 17, at his home also, where his parents opened the door, having no idea that their son, sleeping in his bedroom, had been involved in a crime, said Nagle, who arrested Czaplichi.
Bollar, of 35 McLoughlin St., and Czaplichi, of 24 McGrady St., were each charged with first-degree burglary, and other charges are expected, Nagle said.
Bollar was arraigned Tuesday and held pending a $1 million bail. Arraignment information for Czaplichi was not immediately available.
The standoff on Carpenter Street led officials at the nearby Landing Elementary School to open 11:55 a.m., three hours late, said a Glen Cove school district spokeswoman.
The victim was treated for cuts and bruises to his head at Glen Cove Hospital and released, police said.
Glen Cove police ask anyone with information to call them at 516-676-1000.