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Woman tied up during Patchogue home burglary, cops say

Suffolk County police said burglars wearing ski masks

Suffolk County police said burglars wearing ski masks tied up a woman during a burglary in Patchogue early Saturday morning. Credit: Stringer News Service

A Patchogue woman was held at gunpoint and tied up as her home was burglarized in a home invasion early Saturday, Suffolk County police said.

Police said the woman, 34, told them she was in her bedroom at a house on Shaber Road when she heard a noise at the back door about 3:55 a.m. A Suffolk police spokeswoman said the back door to the apartment — which is a unit in a house — was unlocked.

When the woman went to investigate, two people wearing ski masks forced her back inside, pointed a gun at her head and tied her hands with a cellphone charger cord, police said. The two robbers took cash and personal items before fleeing.

Police said they were investigating and had not confirmed the gender of the burglars.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Fifth Squad at 631-854-8552 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 800-220-8477.

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