Shotgun-Toting Masked Men Break Into Home

Cops block off Tanyard Lane at the intersection with West Neck Road Tuesday evening as police scour Huntington village and the surrounding areas with hopes of tracking down two home-invasion suspects.

Cops block off Tanyard Lane at the intersection with West Neck Road Tuesday evening as police scour Huntington village and the surrounding areas with hopes of tracking down two home-invasion suspects.

A pair of masked, shotgun-packing men broke into a Tanyard Lane home in Huntington Tuesday afternoon, where police said the homeowner beat back the assailants with a table before fleeing.

A police dragnet was deployed early Tuesday evening as officers hunted for the suspects. Police sources said this was the second armed break-in in less than a week at that address.

At approximately 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, two men kicked in the door of the Tanyard Lane residence after pulling up in what was described as a late-model Honda with Virginia plates, a police spokesman said.

Officials said the suspects fled with money and other possessions.

After the incident, a half dozen squad cars blocked off the entrance to the Hillbrae community at the corner of West Neck Road and Tanyard Lane, across the street from the Huntington-Cold Spring Harbor United Methodist Church, as officers scoured the neighborhood and Huntington village in search of the culprits. A police helicopter could be heard hovering overhead, aiding in the hunt.

A police source said other suspects broke into the same house about a week ago. Five days earlier, at 3:30 p.m. on May 7, police records show that two men burglarized an occupied Tanyard Lane home and demanded money and other items after pulling what appeared to be a gun. They did not leave with money, but made off with drug paraphernalia, according to police.

Anyone with information on these cases can call the Second Squad at 631-854-8200.