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Woman hit with hammer in Shoreham home invasion, Suffolk police say

Suffolk police at the scene of an early-morning

Suffolk police at the scene of an early-morning home invasion-style burglary in Shoreham Thursday. Credit: Stringer News Service

A woman was hit in the head with a hammer during an early morning home invasion burglary in Shoreham, Suffolk County police said.

Police said six residents were in the Suffolk Down home when three men, one armed with what appeared to be a handgun, entered around 3 a.m. Thursday. They confronted the woman and a man, who live in a rear bedroom, and tried to steal a safe but dropped it as they fled, police said.

The woman, who is 18, was struck by one of the burglars. She was treated at a hospital and has been released, police said.

Detectives believe the burglary was targeted. Anyone with information is asked to call the Seventh Squad at 631-852-8752 or Crime Stoppers at 800-220-TIPS.

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