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Trio sought in West Hempstead armed residential robbery, police say

Nassau County police released sketches of two men

Nassau County police released sketches of two men wanted in an armed residential robbery at a home on Wildwood Road in West Hempstead on Friday, Jan. 15, 2016. Photo Credit: NCPD

She thought they were there to repair her garage door. Instead, police said, the trio robbed her — at gunpoint.

Now, Nassau County police have released information about the armed residential robbery, which took place Friday afternoon at a home on Wildwood Road in West Hempstead. And, police have released sketches of two of the men wanted.

The robbery occurred inside the house at around 2:45 p.m., police said. The victim was not injured, though police said she was robbed of cash, jewelry and a cellphone.

Police said the homeowner believed the trio were at her home to repair a garage door and said that one of the suspects asked to use the bathroom.

As the woman escorted the suspect to the bathroom, police said a second suspect confronted her with a handgun — demanding cash and other items. The victim complied, police said, and the suspects then fled the scene in a grayish-blue older model Chevrolet. Additional details were not immediately available, police said.

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

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