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Cops: Fifth arrest in '07 home invasion

With the arrest Sunday night of a suspect in a violent home invasion, Nassau detectives have rounded up all five people accused of a break-in that took place two years ago in Hempstead Village.

Four men and a woman broke into an Elizabeth Street home just before 3 a.m. one Friday in August 2007 armed with a handgun and demanded jewelry and cash.

When the victim did not at first cooperate, one of the men pistol-whipped her, knocking out teeth and cutting and bruising her face and head.

There were two other residents at home at the time of the robbery. Neither was injured.

The five alleged home invaders, all Hempstead Village residents, left with a small amount of cash and costume jewelry.

Michael Johnson, 24, of 42 Beebe Ave., was arrested Sunday at 100 Carman Ave., East Meadow, a police report said. That is the address of the Nassau County jail.

Naquan Powell, 21, of 249 Baldwin Rd., was arrested May 6 at 400 County Seat Drive, Mineola, a police report said. That is the address of Nassau Supreme Court.

Mickey Lassic, 22, of 16 Booth St., was arrested at home in May 2008.

Jamel Floyd, 23, of 67 Booth St., was arrested in December 2007.

Tasheem Mimms, 33, of 93 Elizabeth St., was arrested at her home the night of the break-in.

Mimms and Lassic were charged with first-degree robbery.

Powell, Johnson and Floyd were charged with three first-degree felonies: robbery, burglary and criminal use of a firearm. Further details were not immediately available Monday on the investigation that led to the arrests.

All cases are pending.

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