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Roosevelt family tied up, robbed by armed men, police say

Six masked, armed men bound their victims and ransacked a Roosevelt home Wednesday night in a random home invasion, Nassau County police said.

The six suspects made off with an Apple iPhone and a debit card after rummaging through a Beechwood Avenue house about 8:30 p.m., police said.

No one was reported injured.

“It’s random; it’s not targeted,” said Det. Lt. Richard LeBrun. “[The victims] are not known to us. We don’t feel like the home was targeted based on any criminal activity.”

First Squad detectives said a resident of the house was in his outdoor shed when he was approached by one of the suspects, who was armed with a handgun.

The gunman ordered the resident into the house, and when he went inside he found more masked men with his father, 51.

Police said the suspects ordered the victims to the ground and demanded money. The victims were then taken to the basement where they were tied up and put in a closet.

Eventually they were able to loosen the restraints, and they found the home ransacked and called police, according to a news release.

All six men wore black clothing, with black ski masks and black gloves. Three black handguns and two silver handguns were displayed, police said.

Anyone with more information can call Crime Stoppers at 800-244-8477. All calls will be kept confidential.

With Nicole Fuller

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