Cops look for two who assaulted Elmont homeowner
Nassau police said they're looking for two men who assaulted another man while trying to rob him outside his Elmont home Monday night.
Police said the victim, 25, was returning to his Sweetman Avenue residence after driving to a local gas station about 9:30 p.m. Monday when he was approached. Police said he was about to unlock his front door when the two suspects, one of them armed with a silver handgun, came up to him and demanded he open the door and hand over his keys, police said.
When the victim refused, one of the men struck him in the head with the gun several times, causing him to bleed.
Police said the victim continued to struggle with the would-be robbers to keep his keys, and both suspects eventually fled east toward Travis Avenue empty-handed.
The victim refused medical treatment at the scene, police said. He described the first suspect as 5 feet, 11 inches tall and weighing about 200 pounds. He wore a red hoodie, dark pants, a black mask covering his face and carried a silver handgun. The second suspect was described as 6 feet tall, 180 pounds, and wearing dark clothes, a skullcap and a black mask over his face.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS. All calls will remain anonymous.