Three armed suspects wearing masks broke into a Greenport home in a Friday morning home invasion that Southold police say is “believed to be a targeted crime.”
In a Saturday afternoon press release, Southold police said that the suspects “did assault the two occupants of the apartment, who were injured and treated and released at local hospitals.”
The release said it has not been determined what, if anything, was stolen from the apartment, and that the town police are working with the Suffolk County Crime Lab and county police on “this very active investigation.”
Anyone with information is asked to call 631-765-2600.
Police cordoned off a portion of Center Street in front of the home Friday morning and officers were stationed outside. The home, at 225 Center St., is at the corner of Third Street.
Members of the Suffolk County Crime Lab and the Suffolk County ID Section were on scene to investigate in what was described as the early stages of an active investigation. The armed invasion occurred shortly before 5 a.m., police said.
Southold police at the scene declined comment.
Suffolk police deferred comment to Southold.
Neighbors outside the home Friday morning said they were unsure what had happened.
The Center Street home is located just around the block from the Second Street house where a Greenport woman was killed last year.
Top photo caption: Crime scene investigators outside the Center Street home Friday. (Credit: Tara Smith)