Burglars Flee After Caught in the Act by Elderly Sea Cliff Woman

Police seek info on two men witnessed in home invasion early Tuesday morning.

File photo.
File photo.

A 79-year-old woman got a shock early Tuesday morning after being awoken by the sound of footsteps in her Sea Cliff home. 

Around 12:18 a.m., the woman entered her kitchen to find two men in hooded sweatshirts. She screamed and the men fled through the back door.  

Police recovered a pocketbook and some power tools belonging to the woman outside her home. Further investigation determined entry was made through basement doors and proceeds included a wallet containing an undetermined amount of U.S. currency and a computer attachment. No injuries were reported and there is no further description of the subjects.

Detectives request anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.


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