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Police investigate Roosevelt home-invasion burglary

Police are searching for three men who, armed with a silver handgun and a shotgun, staged a home invasion-style burglary Sunday night in Roosevelt, stealing cash and injuring two victims inside.

A third occupant of the house, a man, was not injured during the armed robbery, Nassau County police said.

Police said the incident occurred at a home on Rose Avenue at about 9 p.m.

It was then the three robbers entered the home through an unlocked front door and, police said, pushed a man inside the home into a wall and then onto the floor, stealing cash from him. A woman inside the house fled at that time, police said, but when she attempted to enter a passing cab the cabdriver refused to allow her in -- and instead sped off.

The trio of robbers then fled the scene in a silver Hummer, but not before one of the robbers struck one of the women in the back of the head with a shotgun, according to police. The trio then drove off southbound on Rose.

Police said the injured man suffered a chipped tooth and a lacerated lip. The woman suffered a contusion. Both refused medical attention, police said.

Police said all three robbers wore masks that covered their noses and mouths. Police are asking that anyone with information regarding the incident call Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential, police said.

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